Alan D. Humm is an instructor at Miller-Motte College in Cary, NC. He received an MA in religious studies from the University of North Carolina, and a PhD in the same field from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Humm analyses early Christian prophetic activity seeking to understand the psychological states behind it. A system of categories is suggested based on the external appearances and subjective claims of modern phenomena. Assuming that the ancients followed the same patterns, most instances described in early Christian literature are reviewed and categorized.
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