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Priscillian of Avila (died 385) was a Spanish theologian and the founder of a party which advocated strong asceticism.
Priscillian, Instantius and Salvianus succeeded, however, in procuring the withdrawal of Gratian's edict, and the attempted arrest of Ithacius of Ossonuba.
Priscillian appealed to the emperor, with the unexpected result that with six of his companions he was beheaded at Treves in 385, the first Christians martyred by Christians.
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 Priscillian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After a Priscillianist delegation to Hydatius was turned away, they appointed Priscillian bishop of Avila, and the orthodox party found it necessary to appeal to the emperor (Gratian), who issued an edict threatening the sectarian leaders with banishment.
On the murder of Emperor Gratian in Paris and the accession, at Treves at least, of the usurper Magnus Maximus (383) Ithacius fled to Treves, and in consequence of his representations a new synod was held (384) at Bordeaux, where Instantius was deposed.
Priscillian was long honored as a martyr, not heretic, especially in Galicia, where his body was reverentially returned from Triers.
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 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Priscillian -
Priscillian and his sympathizers, who were organised into bands of spiritales and abstinentes, like the Cathari of later days, indignantly refused the compromise which by this time the Church had established in the matter.
This explains the charge of Manichaeism levelled against Priscillian (Jerome, for his talk of the Sordes nuptiarum[?], had been similarly accused, and to escape popular indignation had retired to Bethlehem), and to this was added the accusation of magic and licentious orgies.
Priscillian appealed to the emperor, with the unexpected result that with six of his companions he was burned alive[?] at Treves in 385.
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 PRISCIAN - LoveToKnow Article on PRISCIAN
Priscillian and his sympathizers, who were organized into bands of spiritales and abstinentes, like the Cathari of later days, indignantly refused the compromise which by this time the Church had established in the matter (see MARRIAGE: Canon Law).
This andxplains the charge of Manichaeism levelled against Priscillian (Jerome, for his talk of the Sordes nuptiarunf, had been similarly accused, and to escape popular indignation had retired to Bethlehem),i and to this was added the accusation of magic and licentious orgies.
Meanwhile, however, Priscillian was made bishop of Avila, and the orthodox party found it necessary to appeal to the emperor (Gratian), who issued an edict threatening the sectarian leaders with banishment.
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 AllRefer.com - Priscillian (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: General Biography) - Encyclopedia
His appointment to the bishopric was protested by orthodox leaders, who had condemned his former activities as a lay preacher in S Spain, at the Synod of Zaragoza (380).
Although Priscillian's ideas were repeatedly denounced, it is not clear that they were heretical.
After his death Priscillian was venerated as martyr and saint, and his followers grew.
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 Chapter 3: Priscillianism and Pagan Survivals in Spain
Whether or not Priscillian had determined before the condemnation of Instantius to have his case tried before the civil courts, the fact is that he appealed to the bishops and obtained their permission to be tried by a civil magistrate.
Priscillian was not condemned to death for heresy, but for the civil crime of magic, and his condemnation cannot be regarded as the prototype of the mediaeval inquisition.
Priscillianism also inculcated the practice of astrology, which had disastrous effects in the moral order, for if the stars exercised a decisive influence upon man's life and conduct, the individual was no longer responsible for the sins which he had committed.
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 Read about Priscillian at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Priscillian and learn about Priscillian here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Meanwhile, however, Priscillian was made bishop of Ávila, and the orthodox party found it necessary to appeal to the emperor (Gratian), who issued an edict threatening the sectarian leaders with banishment.
Priscillian appealed to the emperor, with the unexpected result that with six of his companions he was beheaded at Treves in
Priscillian perished for insisting that it was such; and seven centuries later the Church began to burn, the
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 Priscillian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among the more prominent of Priscillian's friends were two bishops, named and, and also joined the party; but, through the exertions of Idacius of Emerita, the leading Priscillianists, who had failed to appear before the synod of Spanish and Aquitanian bishops to which they had been summoned, were excommunicated at Zaragoza in October 380.
Priscillian, Instantius and Salvianus succeeded, however, in procuring the withdrawal of Gratian's edict, and the attempted arrest of Ithacius of.
It was long thought that all the writings of the "heretic" himself had perished, but in 1885, discovered at the University of Würzburg eleven genuine tracts, published in the 1886.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Priscillianism
This heresy originated in Spain in the fourth century and was derived from the Gnostic-Manichaean doctrines taught by Marcus, an Egyptian from Memphis.
The enforcement of the synod's decrees was committed to Ithacius, an impulsive and violent man. He failed to bring the heretics to terms, and, in defiance, Priscillian was ordained to the priesthood and appointed Bishop of Avila.
The upheaval in the Spanish peninsula consequent on the invasion of the Vandals and the Suevi aided the spread of Priscillianism.
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 A HISTORY OF THE CHURCH To the Eve of the Reformation : L.0, C.5.
Priscillian was not in any sense a pioneer in this ascetic movement, but his powerful personality gave it a new impetus and speedily began to transform it.
Priscillian was tried on an indictment accusing him of sorcery, of diffusing obscene doctrines, of presiding at midnight reunions of women, and of stripping himself naked to pray.
The remains of Priscillian were brought back from Germany with all manner of ceremony to become the centre of a popular cultus, and soon Spain was once more given over to the bitter fights of religious factions, Galicia and the West ever more strongly Priscillianist, Betica and Carthaginia just as strongly orthodox.
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 Priscillian --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Priscillian led his followers in a quasi-secret society that aimed for higher perfection through ascetic practices and outlawed all sensual pleasure, marriage, and the consumption of wine and meat.
The spread of Priscillianism throughout western and southern Spain and in southern Gaul disturbed the Spanish church, which, led by bishops Hyginus of Mérida and Ithacius of Ossonoba, soon opposed the new movement.
Priscillian was condemned in 384 by a synod at Bordeaux.
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 Priscillianism, Priscillian
Priscillian himself was a talented layman who began to organize independent Bible study groups in which self - denial and a deeper spiritual life were emphasized along with the need to know the power of the living Word.
Priscillian's emphasis on celibacy, however, ran afoul of the church, which confused his teaching with Manichaeism and condemned his doctrines at the Council of Sargossa in 380.
Priscillian and his followers placed considerable emphasis upon apocryphal works, which they did not regard as canonical but rather as helpful to the spiritually minded who could discern truth from error.
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 The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. IX: Petri - Reuchlin (priscillian)
Priscillian was not content to remain a lay teacher and leader of conventicles.
Priscillian, still a layman, did not appear at the synod, though he wrote in reply his third tractate justifying the reading of the Apocrypha, without denying that their contents were partly spurious.
Hydatius, however, claimed that Priscillian and his adherents had been anathematized, whereupon bishops Hyginus of Cordova and Symposius of Astorga, sympathizers with Priscillian, advised that the matter be brought before a synod.
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 Celtic Culture > Religion > Santiago, St James, the Patron Saint of Galicia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Priscillian, who was allegedly born in the region of Santiago, mixed still his newly learnt Christian faith with traditional Celtic beliefs such as the devotion to water sources or to the stars.
In AD 385 Priscillian was accused of heresy and was taken to Trier, the capital of the Western Roman Empire which was at the time governed by another Galician-born Roman citizen: the charismatic general-emperor Magnus Maximus.
Priscillian was defended by St. Martin of Tours, who was a relative of St Patrick's mother, but was eventually found guilty of using his magic against the emperor.
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 Journey of the Bible Text: Journey of the Bible Text Chapter 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Priscillian wrote voluminously, but it was thought that all his works had been destroyed, until in 1886 eleven volumes, written in very old Latin script, which in character predated the Latin of Jerome's Vulgate (AD400), were discovered in the University of Wurttemberg.
In these, Priscillian constantly quotes Scripture, and defends himself and his friends for their habit of holding Bible readings in which laymen were active, and even women took part.
Priscillian was the first Christian to be executed by the Roman Church: An example which was followed thereafter with terrible frequency.
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 A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the ...
Priscillian resolved to forestall the expected hostile judgment and "appeal unto Caesar." No protest was made.
Through his mediation between the contending parties, the trial of Priscillian was delayed, Maximus for a while yielding to his protests, even consenting to promise him that no life should be sacrificed.
Priscillian and his chief followers were condemned to death by the imperial consistory at Trèves.
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 PRISCILLIAN (d. 385) - Online Information article about PRISCILLIAN (d. 385)
Priscillian and his sympathizers, who were organized into bands of spiritales and abstinentes, like the Cathari of later days, indignantly refused the See also:
Vienne and Narbonensis Secunda were also followers of the rigorous tradition for which Priscillian had died.
Priscillian perished for insisting that it was such; and seven centuries later the Church began to See also:
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 snarkout: such an ancient pitch
He was a heretic; his beliefs were largely Manichaean, he asserted the accuracy and doctrinal relevance of apocryphal scriptures, and his claim that lying in service of a greater good was no sin roused Augustine to issue a rebuttal.
Priscillian was killed for witchcraft, and he would not be the last.
In 1324, for instance, Alice Kyteler, the Witch of Kilkenny, escaped a death sentence with the aid of her family, but her maid, Petronella of Meath, became the accused witch burned at the stake in Ireland.
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 Pilgrim Church - PRISCILLIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Priscillian was made Bishop of Avila, but it was not long before he encountered the hostility of a part of the Spanish clergy.
The eminent bishops, Martin of Tours and Ambrose of Milan, protested in vain against this; Priscillian and six others were beheaded, among them a distinguished lady, Euchrotia, widow of a well known poet and orator.
The bodies of Priscillian and his companions were brought to Spain and they were honoured as martyrs.
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 Chadwick | Priscillian of Avila | Book #17629   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Priscillian of Avila: The Occult and the Charismatic in the Early Church
Priscillian, Bishop of Avila 381-5, led an evangelical ascetic movement in the Spanish churches which encouraged charismatic prophecy among both men and women, with the study of heretical Apocrypha.
In this study, Chadwick seeks not only to bring out the true nature of Priscillian's beliefs, but to examine the social and political pressures which produced the tragedy of his execution.
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 Priscillian articles and news from Start Learning Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Priscillian of Avila (died 385) was a SpainSpanish theologytheologian and the founder of a party which advocated strong asceticasceticism.
After a Priscillianist delegation to Hydatius was turned away, they appointed Priscillian bishop of Avila, and the orthodox party found it necessary to appeal to the emperor (GratianusGratian), who issued an edict threatening the sectarian leaders with banishment.
To this charge was added the accusation of magic (paranormal)magic and licentious orgies (a particularly preposterous charge, given the nature of Priscillian's doctrines) that the Christian churches have levelled against critics in every age.
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 Chapter Civil Wars, Reign Of Theodosius. of History of The Decline And Fall of The Roman Empire by Gibbon
The obscure disciples of Priscillian suffered languished, and gradually disappeared: his tenets were rejected by the clergy and people, but his death was the subject of a long and vehement controversy; while some arraigned, and others applauded, the justice of his sentence.
Since the death of Priscillian, the rude attempts of persecution have been refined and methodized in the holy office, which assigns their distinct parts to the ecclesiastical and secular powers.
The devoted victim is regularly delivered by the priest to the magistrate, and by the magistrate to the executioner; and the inexorable sentence of the church, which declares the spiritual guilt of the offender, is expressed in the mild language of pity and intercession.
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 Charlotte's Inheritance . M. E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Priscillian, bishop of Avila, was led into error by his intercourse with an Egyptian gnostic.
In 380, the new heresy, with which two other bishops besides Priscillian became infected, was condemned at a council held at Saragoza, and by another held five years later at Bordeaux.
Priscillian himself and six other persons were executed with tortures at the instigation of Ithacius,[1] bishop of Sossuba, and Idacius, bishop of Merida, in spite of the protests of Martin of Tours and others.
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 LA VOIE LACTÉE (The Milky Way): The Way of the Stars.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At the same time, Priscillian made an active attempt to acquire material that lay outside the province of the Roman Church.
Priscillian seems, too, to have demanded adherence to at least certain tenets of Judaic law.
At least one authority on the subject, Professor Henry Chadwick of Oxford, argues that the shrine of Santiago de Compostela is in fact Priscillian's grave.
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