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The entire history of Montanism was marked by opposition. Church opposition to Montanism is passed through three chronological phases. The first of these phases commenced shortly after the beginning of the New Prophecy and lasted until the end of the second century. The second phase covered the period from the start of the third century to Constantine's sole rulership of the Empire. The third phase began with Constantine and lasted until the end of the Montanist movement and, to a certain extent, even continued after Montanists had ceased to exist. While there are basic similarities about the opponents, anti-Montanist activities, and anti-Montanist charges from these three phases, there are also some important differences, if not of kind, then of degree. Historical evidence for Montanists' reaction to opposition during the third phase of anti-Montanist ecclesiastical activity is virtually nonexistent.

Keywords: Church opposition; Constantine; ecclesiastical activity; Montanism; New Prophecy



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