La crise donatiste et le tournant de la théologie catholique: Optat de Milève et le baptême centré sur le Christ

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Abstract

When we examine the history of the theology of the sacraments in Western Christianity, we discover the importance of the Donatist crisis and of the controversy concerning the reiterability of baptism for a definition of sacramental action and of its effects in Christocentric terms. The figure of Optatus of Milevis, prior to Augustine of Hippo, is fundamental for an understanding of the conceptual shift made by Western Christianity, in particular by the affirmation of the Christological centrality of baptism.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalDidaskalia
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

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