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Adimantus is known as the author of “some disputations” that have been refuted by Augustine of Hippo in Contra Adimantum and in some of his sermons. In the extensive corpus of Augustine’s writings, the proper name “Adimantus” is found nearly 40 times. More than half of Augustine’s references to Adimantus are in Contra Adimantum. Furthermore, Augustine also mentions Adimantus in Aug. Retract. 1.22.1 and in Aug. Leg. 2.12.42. In ContraFaustumManichaeum, both Fa…

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van den Berg, Jacob Albert, “Adimantus”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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