Fathers of the Church

Letter LVII

Description

This and the previous letter are both to a certain Celer, exhorting him to forsake the Donatist schismatics. They were omitted from the printed edition as brief and containing no argument not found in other letters on this topic.

Provenance

The correspondence of St. Augustine that has been preserved includes more than 270 letters, including well over 200 written by him. Those numbered 31-123 span the period from his episcopal ordination until the conference between Catholic and Donatist bishops held in 411.

by Augustine of Hippo in 400 | translated by J. G. Cunningham

Taken from "The Early Church Fathers and Other Works" originally published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. in English in Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning in 1867. (NPNF I/I, Schaff). The digital version is by The Electronic Bible Society, P.O. Box 701356, Dallas, TX 75370, 214-407-WORD.