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Jovinian
d. AD 405 • Author • Monk
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Jovinian
Jovinian (d. c. 405), an unorthodox monk, condemned by synods at Rome (under *Siricius) and at Milan (under St *Ambrose in 393). He denied that virginity as such was a higher state than marriage, and that abstinence as such was better than thankful eating. He also attacked the tendency to associate
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Jovinian
Jovinian.—Heretical monk of the fourth century. He left Milan and the cloister to preach in Rome the doctrine to which he has left his name. He denied the merit of fasting and good works in general, the distinction between mortal and venial sins, and maintained that a person baptized cannot lose sanctifying
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Jovinian
JOVINIAN (d. before 406). A monk who moved to *Rome (from N *Italy?). Vexed by the thesis of a particular reward due to virginity or fasting, he insisted on the identical baptismal grace in all and opened the question of merit, then that of the perpetual virginity (in partu) of Mary. He pushed consecrated
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Jovinian
Jovinian (died c. 405)Monk who attacked monastic celibacyAlthough the book written by Jovinian is lost, its general content can be established from the writing against it of Jerome (c. 342–420), an early biblical scholar. Jovinian taught that marriage is equal to virginity in God’s eyes. He also held