A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Quintilians

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QUINTILIANS, a branch of the Montanists, who derived their name from the prophetess Quintilia. Their distinguishing tenet was, that women ought to be admitted to perform the sacerdotal and episcopal functions; grounding their practice on Gal. iii. 28. They added that Philip, the deacon, had four daughters, who were prophetesses, and were doubtless of this sect. In their assemblies it was usual to see the virgins enter in white robes, personating prophetesses.[1] See Montanists.

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Hist. of religion, vol. iv. Broughton, vol. ii. p. 310.