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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Vol. IV:
Writings in Connection with the Donatist Controversy.: Chapter 27

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Chapter 27.—52.  Also another Felix of Buslaceni 1833 said:  "In admitting heretics to the Church without baptism, let no one place custom before reason and truth; for reason and truth always exclude custom." 1834

53.  To him our answer is:  You do not show the truth; you confess the existence of the custom.  We should therefore do right in maintaining the custom which has since been confirmed by a plenary Council, even if the truth were still concealed, which we believe to have been already made manifest.


Footnotes

507:1833

Buslaceni (Cussaceni) is probably Byzacium, the capital of province of Byzacium, since we know that it was also called Bizica Lucana; others place it in Africa Proconsularis.  For Felix, cp. Bk. VI. cc. 19 and 23.

507:1834

Conc. Carth. sec. 63.


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