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.


Footnotes[edit]

  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.