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Parmenianus, Donatist bishop of Carthage, where he died in 391/392. Probably not born in Africa, he was consecrated in exile during the time Donatism was being suppressed as the successor to Donatus the Great, went to Africa in 361 with the other bishops of his church and served as the Donatist primate until c. 391. In response to his polemical writings against the Catholics, c. 364 Optatus of Milevis wrote a work in seven books against Parmenianus, from which along with Augustine’s Contra epistulam Parmeniani we can reconstruct the basics of his ecclesiology an…

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Kriegbaum, Bernhard, “Parmenianus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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