By William Tabbernee
Early Christianity diversified in visual appeal up to the geography and terrain of the traditional heart East. frequently 'variety' grew to become pitted opposed to 'orthodoxy.' Montanism, or the hot Prophecy, was once based through a Phrygian named Montanus in addition to ecstatic prophetesses, Maximilla and Priscilla. Even the North African Church Father Tertullian was once a supporter of the recent Prophecy circulate. The Montanist number of Christianity, besides the fact that, quickly fell into disfavor by means of these later deemed 'orthodox,' additionally simply because girls performed an influential position during this circulate. this present day we all know approximately Montanism simply in part and that ordinarily from the writings of its Christian competitors. One guideline of Montanism was once the assumption that the recent Jerusalem might descend from heaven at a distant place in Phrygia close to Tymion and Pepouza, Montanism's such a lot holy urban.
In 2000, a global staff of archaeologists and historians found within the Ulubey Canyon the centuries-lost website of Pepouza in addition to an inscription declaring Tymion. the invention staff was once led through William Tabbernee (Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, USA). Peter Lampe (University of Heidelberg, Germany) designed and directed the archaeological box campaigns held within the following years, during which Tymion (at Sükraniye) and different settlements have been stumbled on. Compelling archaeological, epigraphic, and ancient facts is recorded during this awesome quantity. The chapters are in English, German, and Turkish and comprise illustrations, maps, images, an intensive bibliography, and an index.
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