Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Series I/Volume IV/Donatist Controversy/On Baptism/Book VI/Chapter 20

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Chapter 20.—34.  Polianus of Mileum[1] said:  "It is right that a heretic should be baptized in the holy Church."[2]

35.  Nothing, indeed, could be expressed more shortly.  But I think this too is short:  It is right that the baptism of Christ should not be depreciated in the Church of Christ.


  1. Mileum, Milevis, Mileve, in ecclesiastical province of Numidia, noted as the seat of two Councils 402 A.D. and 416 A.D.; also as the See of Optatus.  Polianus is most likely to be identified with the one in Cypr. Epp. lxxvi., lxxix.
  2. Conc. Cath. sec. 13.