Lives of Illustrious Men – Donatus the heresiarch

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Donatus, from whom the Donatians arose in Africa in the reigns of the emperors Constantinus and Constantius, asserted that the scriptures were given up to the heathen by the orthodox during the persecution, and deceived almost all Africa, and especially Numidia by his persuasiveness. Many of his works, which relate to his heresy, are extant, including On the Holy Spirit, a work which is Arian in doctrine.

MLA Citation

  • Saint Jerome. “Donatus the heresiarch”. Lives of Illustrious Men, with the Authors whom Gennadius Added after the Death of the Blessed Jerome, translated by Ernest Cushing Richardson. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 November 2012. Web. 26 September 2017. <http://catholicsaints.info/lives-of-illustrious-men-donatus-the-heresiarch/>