Original Research - Special Collection: Augustinus Symposium

Augustine’s baptism: Its significance once and today

Johannes van Oort
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 69, No 1 | a1914 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v69i1.1914 | © 2013 Johannes van Oort | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 December 2012 | Published: 10 April 2013

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Johannes van Oort, Early Christianity and Patristics, Radboud University, the Netherlands; Department of Church History and Church Polity, University of Pretoria, South Africa


The article describes in broad outline Augustine’s baptism in Milan (386) and stresses its significance for Augustine’s transition from Manichaean Christianity to Nicene Catholic Christianity.


Augustine; Baptism; Ambrose; Manichaeism


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