Quodvultdeus of Carthage

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Early Christian Studies 5

Author: Van Slyke, Daniel
Publisher: Australian Catholic University Pages: 344
Binding: Paperback

This study provides a fresh analysis of the ancient evidence and the modern scholarship on Quodvultdeus, the bishop of Carthage who was exiled by the Vandals in AD 439. It highlights his apocalyptic theology, showing how he selectively appropriates the eschatological thought of previous Christian authors such as Jerome and Orosius. Particular attention is paid to Augustine's influence on Quodvultdeus in order to draw out the independence of the latter's thought.