Corpus scriptorum ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, Volumes 50-51

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apud C. Geroldi filium, 1908 - Church history
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There are some pseudonymous works of Saint Augustine in Volume 50. Volume 51 is distinguished in containing the text of the Bishop of Hippo's polemic against the Donatists, Letter Against Parmenianus. A passage in that letter to the effect that the opinion of the entire world is preferable to the opinion of a small group convinced of their cause was quoted in the 1840s in a polemic to the Oxford Anglican divine John Henry Newman. It so struck him that he began the mental process of converting from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism. The book Contra Epistolam Parmenianum has never been translated into English (or any other modern language, as far as I know), so this is the only place I can find that passage.
Michael Meo
formerly of Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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