Key Facts:

Date 28 August 397
Location Carthage
Key Participant Augustine of Hippo
Key Events Approval of 37 disciplinary canons (Breviarum Hipponense) composed by the bishops of Byzacena earlier that year, along with the addition of two of their own canons; modus operandi for matters of discipline settled; rebaptism, reordination and transfer of bishops forbidden; date of Easter announced by the bishop of Carthage; no new diocese

Surviving Documents:

Breviarium Hipponense (C. Munier, Concilia Africae a.345-a.525 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1974), pp. 30-46.) Contents also include a Latin translation of the Nicene Creed


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

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