(Lat.: Novatianus; b. probably ca. 200 AD). B. perhaps It., possibly Phrygia; priest in Rome; differences with Cornelius* regarding treatment of the lapsed (see Lapsi) led to his election as antipope (bp. of Rome) 251; excommunicated; followers called Novatians; martyr ca. 257/258. Works include De Trinitate (MPL 3, 911982; opposed Monarchianism*); De cibis Judaicis.
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