The Anti-Donatist Works
Delve into the theological debates of the early Christian Church with The Anti-Donatist Works by St. Augustine. This thought-provoking collection includes three essential works: On Baptism Against the Donatists, Answer to the Letters of Petilian, the Donatist, and "The Correction of the Donatists.
In On Baptism Against the Donatists, Augustine tackles the contentious issue of the validity of sacraments administered by those outside the Catholic Church. Through meticulous analysis and powerful argumentation, he presents a compelling case for the Church’s teachings on baptism.
Answer to the Letters of Petilian, the Donatist engages in a spirited dialogue with Petilian, a prominent Donatist leader. Augustine eloquently defends Catholic doctrine and refutes the claims of the Donatists, providing valuable insights into the early Church's struggles with schism and heresy.
The Correction of the Donatists further explores the theological disputes between the Donatists and the Catholic Church. Augustine examines the historical, scriptural, and doctrinal evidence to expose the errors of the Donatist position and reaffirm the teachings of the Catholic Church.
This edition presents these influential works in a comprehensive and accessible format, allowing readers to engage with Augustine's powerful arguments and profound insights. Whether you're a student of Church history, a theologian, or simply curious about the early Christian controversies, The Anti-Donatist Works provides a valuable resource for understanding this crucial period of Christian thought.
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