ISBN : 9780198825517
This book explores how the Donatist church, a schismatic movement that for a brief moment formed the majority church in Roman North Africa interpreted the apocalypse during the first two centuries of its existence (c. 300-500).
1 The Apocalypse that Never Was: External Impressions of Donatist Eschatology
2 The World has Grown Old: The Roots of Donatist Eschatology
3 Woe to You, World, for You are Perishing! Early Donatists at the End of the Age
4 God will Come from the Afric: Mainstream Donatism and Remnant Theology
5 As We have Already Seen in Africa: The Tyconian Alternative
6 His Name Means 'Ever-Increasing': Donatist Eschatology after 411
Appendix A: Was Commodian a Donatist?
Appendix B: Were the Circumcellions a Millenarian Movement?