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Novatian (Novatianus; c. 200–258 CE) was a priest (Priest/Presbyter) of Rome in the mid-3rd century CE (on Novatian’s life and career, see Diercks, 1972; Papandrea, 2011; 2015). He was probably born around the turn of the century, and as far as his origin and education can be gleaned from the style of his writing, he was most likely a native Roman, raised with the standard Roman educat…

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Papandrea, James L., “Novatian”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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