Part Three: The Pelagian Crisis (411–430)
Edited By Frederick Van Fleteren
Note 51: Letter 148
Augustine cites Athanasius, Gregory, Ambrose, and Jerome in Letter 148 and mentions he was citing those who had lived before him in the Catholic Church. Thus they were all dead. These facts might oblige us to date this letter after 420 when Jerome died. However, these words should not be taken rigorously. Fortunatianus of Sicca to whom this letter was addressed was present at the Council of Carthage (411).2 Consequently he was the predecessor to Urban who was certainly bishop of Sicca in 416–419. Apparently Urban was also bishop in 413.3 Thus Letter 148 was written no later than 413. ← 426 | 427 →
1 See Art. 228.
2 Breuuiculus collationis cum Donatistis 1.
3 Memoire ecclésiastique V, §230.
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