Key Facts:

Date 348
Location Carthage
Summoned by Gratus
Key Events Disciplinary canons written regarding marriage and virginity, self-chosen martyrdom and usury; dissolution of schismatic communities ordered: property would be turned over to the Catholics and those who remained schismatic would be sent into exile.

Surviving Documents:

Canons (C. Munier, Concilia Africae a.345-a.525 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1974), pp. 3-10.)


Campbell, James. “Monogamy After the Introduction of Christianity.” In The History and Philosophy of Marriage. Boston, 1869.

Munier, Ch. “Carthage,” in The Encyclopedia of the Early Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).

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Last updated: 4-10-2012

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