The Bible in Christian North Africa: The Donatist World

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Fortress Press - Religion - 232 pages
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In today's demands for moral absolutes, the puritanism of early Christian Donatists is reflected. Maureen A. Tilley's study gives new insight into the Donatist church by focusing attention on the surviving Donatist controversies. She persuasively shows how Donatist interpretations of Scripture correlate with changes in the social setting of their church.

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Harassment and Persecution Again
Sources and Methodological Concerns
The Donatist World
The Messages of the Donatists
Donatist Interpretive Strategies

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