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Augustine accused

Megalius, Manichaeism, and the inception of the Confessions

Although no one motive or purpose accounts for the complex character of the Confessions, one relatively neglected factor in the context of its composition is the controversy within the African Catholic Church over Augustine's Manichaean past, and the circumstances in which the Primate of Numidia, Megalius, objected to Augustine's advancement to the episcopacy on these grounds and subjected them to an episcopal inquiry

Author: Jason David BeDuhn
Publisher: S.n., s.l., 2009
Volume:
17
Pages:
85-124
Language:
English
Periodical:
Journal of Early Christian Studies
Number:
1
Format: Article
Topic: - Biography > Person and Life > Augustin, shepard of souls > Bishop > Episcopal election
- Biography > Relations and Sources > Manichaeism. Neo-manichaeism > Manichees > edicts against the Manichees
- Biography > Relations and Sources > Manichaeism. Neo-manichaeism > Manichees > Rome
- Biography > Relations and Sources > Manichaeism. Neo-manichaeism > Manichaeism related to Augustine > Augustine the Manichee
- Biography > Relations and Sources > Manichaeism. Neo-manichaeism > Manichaeism related to Augustine > influence
- Works > Confessiones > Topics > [Conversion / sincérité]
- Works > Confessiones > Topics > [Historicité]
- Works > Confessiones > Topics > [Manichéisme]
Status: Active