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Fathers of the Church

Letter LII

Description

This letter to his kinsman Severinus, exhorting him to withdraw from the Donatists, was omitted from the printed edition as containing no argument on the Donatist question not found in other letters.

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 399 or 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.