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Published: 15 May 2008

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780199236350

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Possidius of Calama

A Study of the North African Episcopate in the Age of Augustine

Erika Hermanowicz

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Only full-length treatment of Possidius in English
  • One of the first studies to discuss the North African episcopate in the context of Roman law
  • Provides extensive analysis of the 411 Conference, the only discussion in the English language available
  • Offers a perspective by a contemporary on the career and beliefs of Augustine that differ from the saint's own writings
  • An advanced introduction to how the implementation of Roman law worked at the local level