Where Is the Church?
Martyrdom, Persecution, and Baptism in North Africa from the Second to the Fifth Century
Imprint: Resource Publications
"Remembered as the 'Donatists,' the century-long opponents of Constantine and then Augustine, the North Africans developed a rich theology of community, Holy Spirit, and martyrdom. Unimpressed by the growth of the imperial church under the patronage of the emperor, these Christians struggled to remain faithful to their own ancient tradition and life forged in conflict with Roman power. Dr. Burris sets out for us in sympathetic detail their struggles, their rich theology, and their lives. As a result we can better understand the authenticity of various forms of Christianity and the Church not only in the past, but in our present day."
--J. Rebecca Lyman
Professor Emerita of History
Church Divinity School of the Pacific