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Julian of Eclanum: Augustine's Critics in Gaul and North Africa

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246953
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600463 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246955.003.0048

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 Julian of Eclanum: Augustine's Critics in Gaul and North Africa

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Among the critics of Augustine's view of sin and sexuality, the most prolific and obstinate was Julian, bishop of Edanum, a small see in southern Italy. Their dispute was relentless, with neither protagonist fully understanding the other's position. Augustine's extremism provoked controversy in southern Gaul, notably in the criticisms of John Cassian of Marseille, prompting Celestine (pope 422–32) to write in defence of Augustine's reputation.

Keywords: Augustine; Julian of Edanum

Chapter.  4589 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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