Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Series I/Volume IV/Donatist Controversy/On Baptism/Book VII/Chapter 35

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Chapter 35.—68. Pudentianus of Cuiculi[1] said:  "My recent ordination to the episcopate induced me, brethren, to wait and hear what my elders would decide.  For it is plain that heresies have and can have nothing; and so, if any come from them, it is determined righteously that they should be baptized."[2]

69.  As, therefore, we have already answered those who went before, for whose judgment this man was waiting, so be it understood that we have answered himself.


  1. Cuiculi was in ecclesiastical province of Numidia.
  2. Conc. Carth. sec. 71.