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The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

W. H. C. Frend

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This work is a development of a thesis written immediately before the Second World War, on ‘The Social and Economic Background of Early Christianity in North Africa down to A.D. 430, with special ... More


Epilogue

W. H. C. Frend

in The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

In Africa, Christianity was an episode in the religious history of the Berbers that lasted some 400 years. Its victory was associated with the rise in the latter part of the third century A.D. of ... More


 The Efficacy of the Church's Baptism: Against Donatists and Pelagians

Phillip Cary

in Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine's Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336498
eISBN:
9780199868629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336498.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In his polemics against Donatism, Augustine makes a sharp distinction between the validity of the sacrament of baptism and the salvific efficacy of what it signifies. Efficacy is found not in the ... More


The Purpose of Augustine's Commentary

Eric Plumer

in Augustine's Commentary on Galatians: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Notes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199244393
eISBN:
9780191601194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244391.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Although a first reading of Augustine's Commentary suggests that his purpose was simply to expound the meaning of the Letter to the Galatians line by line in a clear and concise manner, closer ... More


Donatism

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0042
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Donatist schism in North Africa had its origins in protests against compromise with the orders of Diocletian and centred on the validity of the clergy and sacraments of the compromising Church. ... More


Carthage and Numidia

W. H. C. Frend

in The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

From the outset, there were two entirely different types of country in Roman North Africa. On the one hand, there was Carthage, the coast and the river valleys. These were fertile, well watered, able ... More


Town and Country in Roman Africa

W. H. C. Frend

in The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Before discussing the geographical distribution of Donatist and Catholic communities, this chapter describes the type of society that grew up on the Tell and High Plains, and which formed the ... More


The Age of Parmenian a.d. 363–91

W. H. C. Frend

in The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The position that Parmenian, the new Donatist bishop of Carthage, was called upon to fill was no easy one. Parmenian, however, showed himself equal to the situation. The year and a half of undisputed ... More


The Conference of Carthage a.d. 411

W. H. C. Frend

in The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The choice of the Count Marcellinus as president of the conference that was to decide the future of Donatism was eminently satisfactory to the Catholics. Like many other high officials among ... More


The Aftermath of the Conference a.d. 412–29

W. H. C. Frend

in The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

In the 17 years that remained of Roman rule in Africa, the Catholics left nothing undone to make their success lasting. In contrast to the situation in previous periods of ‘Unity’, they had the full ... More


The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Jesse A. Hoover

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores how a schismatic ecclesiastical movement in Roman North Africa known as Donatism incorporated apocalyptic motifs into its literature. In contrast to previous assessments, it will ... More


Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement

Bart van Egmond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198834922
eISBN:
9780191872808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834922.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work addresses the relationship between Augustine’s account of God’s judgement and his theology of grace in his early works. How does God, both personally and through his ‘agents’ on earth, use ... More


An Eye for an Eye: Religious Violence in Donatist Africa

Michael Gaddis

in There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241046
eISBN:
9780520930902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241046.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter returns to North Africa, the scene of violent struggle between the schismatic Donatists and the state-sponsored Catholics. It explores both how the Donatists sought to present themselves ... More


Paganism and Christianity in Late Antique North Africa

Anna Leone

in The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199570928
eISBN:
9780191752292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570928.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This chapter provides a definition of Paganism and Christianity as they are used in the book. It discusses the continuity of the Pagan symbols and traditions (including games and celebrations) as ... More


The religion of the first ages: primitivism and the primitive Church

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter illustrates how the history of the early Christian church was not an abstruse subject during the eighteenth century but a topical one. For the primitive church remained the standard for ... More


To Sicily and North Africa

Elizabeth A. Clark

in Melania the Younger: From Rome to Jerusalem

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190888220
eISBN:
9780190888268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888220.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 narrates the adventures of Melania, Pinian, and Albina as they left the Italian peninsula, encountering danger in their sea travel, first to Sicily. In Sicily, a favored location for the ... More


Deviance or otherness inside: Construing heretics

Maijastina Kahlos

in Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity, 350-450

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190067250
eISBN:
9780190067281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067250.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In internecine Christian struggles, differences and disagreements existing within Christianity were taken as deviance and heresy. Heresy and orthodoxy are relational concepts, which means that they ... More


Introduction

Jesse A. Hoover

in The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Introduction offers a brief overview of the rationale behind writing this book and clarifies significant issues which must be addressed before proceeding. In particular, it explains why the ... More


The Apocalypse that Never Was: External Impressions of Donatist Eschatology

Jesse A. Hoover

in The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 1 focuses on the ways in which Donatist appeals to the apocalyptic have been understood by those outside the dissident communion. Four patterns in particular are discussed. In the militant ... More


Introduction

Bart van Egmond

in Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198834922
eISBN:
9780191872808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834922.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter contextualizes the central question of this book from three perspectives. The first perspective is the anti-Gnostic Alexandrinian tradition, and its discourse on the pedagogical function ... More


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