Priscillianist


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Pris`cil´lian`ist


n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Priscillian, bishop of Avila in Spain, in the fourth century, who mixed various elements of Gnosticism and Manicheism with Christianity.
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See in particular Lyman, "A Topography of Heresy," 45-62; Virginia Burrus, The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995); Lyman, "The Making of a Heretic: The Life of Origen in Epiphanius Panarion 64," in Studia Patristica, v.
11 ("Heresy as Women's Religion: Women's Religion as Heresy"); Christine Trevett, "Gender, Authority and Church History: A Case Study of Montanism," Feminist Theology 17 (1998): 9-24; Jensen, God's Self-Confident Daughters, 133-82 (on Montanist women); Virginia Burrus, The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995), passim; Elizabeth A.
skillfully weaves Priscillianist primary sources into this account, making sense of the curious welter of charges against Priscillian.
See especially, partially in the wake of Le Boulluec, Virginia Burrus, The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy, Transformations of the Ancient World (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995); J.