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Donatist (Donatus [1]) bishop of Constantina/Cirta (Constantine in Algeria), first a catechumen of the Catholic Church, then baptized and ordained in the Donatist Church, after 394 bishop (Aug. Contra litteras Petiliani 3,239). He was one of the leading speakers at the Conference of Carthage in 411, along with Primianus. † after 419/422. His Epistula ad presbyteros et diaconos regarding baptismal theology, schism and state persecution (around 400) and his wrathful Epistula ad Augustinum (402) can be reconstructed in part based on the reply in Augustine's Contra l…

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Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg), “Petilianus”, 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 13 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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