By William Tabbernee
Early Christianity diversified in visual appeal up to the geography and terrain of the traditional heart East. usually 'variety' grew to become pitted opposed to 'orthodoxy.' Montanism, or the recent Prophecy, used to be based via a Phrygian named Montanus besides ecstatic prophetesses, Maximilla and Priscilla. Even the North African Church Father Tertullian was once a supporter of the hot Prophecy flow. The Montanist number of Christianity, despite the fact that, quickly fell into disfavor by way of these later deemed 'orthodox,' additionally simply because ladies performed an influential function during this circulation. this day we all know approximately Montanism in simple terms in part and that generally from the writings of its Christian opponents. One guiding principle of Montanism used to be the idea that the recent Jerusalem may descend from heaven at a distant position in Phrygia close to Tymion and Pepouza, Montanism's so much holy urban.
In 2000, a world crew of archaeologists and historians stumbled on within the Ulubey Canyon the centuries-lost web site of Pepouza in addition to an inscription pointing out Tymion. the invention group used to be 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 chanced on. Compelling archaeological, epigraphic, and old facts is recorded during this amazing quantity. The chapters are in English, German, and Turkish and comprise illustrations, maps, photos, an intensive bibliography, and an index.
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