Passion Of Saints Perpetua And Felicity Analysis

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The Gnostics and the Great Church disagreed on divine inspiration. While the Gnostics thought themselves elite and special, leaders and followers of the Great Church thought anyone could experience divine inspiration through God and could become a believer and follower of Christ. This is shown in "The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity." Although Perpetua came from nobility, she was not really anyone partcularly special. She was a prisoner for her faith and her father desperately tried to make her renounce Christianity. In Perpetua's account, she asks God to show her vision and says, "And I asked, and this was shown me" ("The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity," 4). All Perpetua had to do was "ask" for God to show her the vision because
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