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Victor of Vita
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Victor of Vita (or Victor Vitensis) was a North African Nicene Christian living in the kingdom of the Vandals. His importance for early Christianity rests on his work, Historia persecutionis Africanae Provinciae temporum Geiserici et Hunerici regum Vandalorum (History of the Persecution in the African Provinces in the Time of the Vandal Kings Geiseric und Huneric), written in the in the late 480s CE. In this work Victor defends the position of the Nicene Creed (the doctrine of the Christian faith adopted at the Council of Nic…

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Berndt, Guido M., “Victor of Vita”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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