Key Facts:

Date 390
Location Carthage
Chaired by Genetlius of Carthage
Key Events 13 canons were written: clerical chastity; judging higher clergy; priest’s right and abilities; no new bishoprics; excommunicate those who received excommunicants; a plea for harmony

Surviving Documents:

Canons (C. Munier, Concilia Africae a.345-a.525 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1974), pp. 12-19.)


Ch. Munier, “Carthage” in Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014)

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Last updated: 1-28-2019

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