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Priscillianist
Priscillianist Pris*cil"lian*ist, n. (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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- and Aquitaine held a synod at Zaragoza in 380. Though summoned, the Priscillianists refused to appear. The synod pronounced sentence of excommunication...
- chronicler Hydatius, in his account of 433, suggests that Agrestius had Priscillianist leanings. Agrestius of Lugo, Eparchius Avitus, and a Curious Fifth-Century...
- Gallo-Roman religion, but he opposed the violent ****cution of the Priscillianist sect of ascetics. His life was recorded by a contemporary hagiographer...
- were celibate, or, if married, continent. Certain practices of the Priscillianists are known through the condemnatory canons issued by the 580 synod,...
- Spain through a certain Mark from Memphis. St. Jerome states that the Priscillianists were infected with it. Valentinianism was named after its founder Valentinus...
- Prophecy into many smaller categories, one of which was Priscillianists. Epiphanius defined a Priscillianist as having particular reverence for Priscilla as a...
- Kirche, I, 633), that Priscillianists are to be understood by this mention of Manich├Žans, although probably Priscillianists were at times called Manich├Žans...
- preface to his autobiography mentions the hymns, poems against the Priscillianists and against Symmachus and Peristephanon. The Diptychon is not mentioned...
- early Middle Ages. The Suebi remained mostly pagan, and their subjects Priscillianist until an Arian missionary named Ajax, sent by the Visigothic king Theodoric...
- In 447, Leo I taught it in a letter to a Spanish bishop and an anti-Priscillianist council held the same year proclaimed it. The argument was taken a crucial...