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Novatianus
(381 words)

[German version]

First Christian theologian of the city of Rome to write in the Latin language (around 250); in De trinitate he appealed to the ‘rule of truth’ (regula veritatis) for the belief in ‘God the Father’ (1,1) and ‘the Son of God’ (9,46), to the ‘order of reason and authority of faith’ (ordo rationis et fidei auctoritas) for the belief in the Holy Spirit (29,163), though no qualitative distinction seems to be implied here. N. stresses the undiminished divinity of the Son even as he took human form. The letters 30 and 36 of the correspondence of Bishop Cyprianus [2] of Carthage are, by …

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Vogt, Hermann J. (Tübingen), “Novatianus”, 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 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e825530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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