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Eugenius of Carthage
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Eugenius was ordained bishop of Carthage in 480–481 CE, although R. Delmaire (1987) thinks he was ordained bishop of Carthage in 478–479 CE. On  request of the emperor Zenon, Huneric authorized the ordination of Eugenius as the new bishop of Carthage after the death of Deogratias in 453 CE. The see of Carthage remained without a bishop for over 24 years (see CSEL 7. 24–26; PL 58.202–203). Eugenius participated in the Council of Carthage in 484 CE. This council was summoned by the Vandal king Huneric. Huneric professed “Arian” faith and wanted a comparison betwee…

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Caruso, Matteo, “Eugenius of Carthage”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00001147>
First published online: 2018



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