Donatist

A doctrine deriving from a schism that occurred in Christian North Africa ca. 311 CE. The Donatists arose due to a disagreement over the election of Cæcilian as the Bishop of Carthage. The local bishops consecrated Donatus, a rival, for whom the sect is named.

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A doctrine deriving from a schism that occurred in Christian North Africa ca. 311 CE. The Donatists arose due to a disagreement over the election of Cæcilian as the Bishop of Carthage. The local bishops consecrated Donatus, a rival, for whom the sect is named. Occasionally persecuted, the sect survived until the Islamic conquest, during the 7th-8th centuries.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300265219. The J. Paul Getty Trust.