Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 970
Arian bishop Maximinus debates with the Presbyter Heraclius in Hippo Regius (North Africa), AD 427. Account of Augustine, "Debate with Maximinus", AD 427 .
1. Cum Augustinus et Maximinus Hippone Regio unum in locum conuenissent, praesentibus multis, tam clericis quam laicis, Maximinus dixit: ego non ob istam causam in hanc ciuitatem adueni, ut altercationem proponam cum religione tua, sed missus a comite Segisuulto contemplatione pacis adueni. Reuera enim Eraclio presbytero amicali pactione me cum tractanti, responsum dedi ut ualui, ita tamen ab ipso prouocatus; quippe in tantum exarsit, ut etiam aduentum tuum contra me prouocaret. [...]
(ed. Migne 1841: 709)
1. Augustine and Maximinus met together in Hippo Regius, with many present, both clerics and lay persons. Maximinus said, "I did not come to this city in order to stage a debate with Your Holiness. Rather, I am here, sent by Count Sigiswulf with a view to peace. In fact, though I had been challenged by him, I responded as well as I could to Heraclius, a presbyter who was holding a discussion with me under friendly conditions, but he became so angry that he summoned you to face me." […]
(trans. R. Teske, slighlty altered)

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Hippo Regius

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: Debate with Maximinus, Collatio cum Maximino, Conlatio cum Maximino
Origin: Hippo Regius (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The text is the record of an actual debate held in Hippo between Augustine and the Homoian bishop Maximinus, who arrived in Africa with the army commanded by the Goth, Count Sigiswulf.
J.P. Migne ed., Sancti Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis episcopi Collatio cum Maximino Arianorum Episcopo, Patrologia Latina 42, Paris 1841, 702-742.
Saint Augustine, Debate with Maximinus, in: Arianism and Other Heresies, trans. R. Teske, New York 1995, 188-220.


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Relation with - Heretic/Schismatic
Pastoral activity - Teaching
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