Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 896
A debate is held in Hippo Regius (North Africa) against the Manichean Presbyter Fortunatus. Augustine, "A Debate with Fortunatum", AD 392.
Sexto et quinto Kalendas Septembris Arcadio Augusto bis et Q. Rufino uiris clarissimis consulibus actis habita disputatio aduersum Fortunatum Manichaeorum presbyterum in urbe Hipponensium regionum in balneis Sossii sub praesentia populi.
(ed. Zycha 1891: 83)
On the fifth and sixth day before the Kalends of September, under the consuls Arcadius Augustus in his second term and Rufinus, most illustrious men, a debate was held in the presence of the people against Fortunatus, a presbyter of the Manicheans, in the city of Hippo, in the Baths of Sossius.
(trans. R. Teske, slightly altered)


The discussion between Augustine and Fortunatus [456] took place in Hippo in 392 AD. For the same event see also [705] and [798]. The date was 27-28 August 392.

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Hippo Regius

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: A Debate with Fortunatum, Contra Fortunatum Manichaeum, Contra Fortunatum disputatio Revisions, Contra Fortunatum
Origin: Hippo Regius (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
 J. Zycha ed., S. Aureli Augustini contra Fortunatum disputatio, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 25, Vienna-Prague-Leipzig 1891, 81-112.
A Debate with Fortunatus, a Manichean, in: The Manichean Debate, New York 2006, introduction and notes R. Teske, editor B. Ramsey, 145-162


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Heretic/Schismatic
Religious grouping (other than Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian) - Manichaean
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