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[1] D. of Carthage, Donatists

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A. Definition

Donatism is a derogatory term for an ethically radical Christian movement that attached itself to traditional elements in the African Church in Roman North Africa in the 4th-7th cents. AD. It led to a schism in the African Church during disputes over the consequences of the Diocletian…

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Brennecke, Hanns (Erlangen/Nürnberg), Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), Gatti, Paolo (Trento) and Pollmann, Karla (St. Andrews), “Donatus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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