Sentence Examples

  • The practice gave rise to complicated problems of ecclesiastical discipline, which are reflected in the correspondence of Cyprian and especially in the Novatian controversy.
  • Bishop Fabian suffered martyrdom in January 250, and, when Cornelius was elected his successor in March or April 251, Novatian objected on account of his known laxity on the above-mentioned point of discipline, and allowed himself to be consecrated bishop by the minority who shared his views.
  • Novatian has sometimes been confounded with his contemporary Novatus, a Carthaginian presbyter, who held similar views.
  • Novatian was the first Roman Christian who wrote to any considerable extent in Latin.
  • The Novatian controversy can be advantageously studied in the Epistles of Cyprian.

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