This book explores how the Donatist church, a schismatic movement that for a brief moment formed the majority church in Roman North Africa interpreted the apocalypse during the first two centuries of its existence (c. 300-500).
Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The Apocalypse that Never Was: External Impressions of Donatist Eschatology; 2 The World has Grown Old: The Roots of Donatist Eschatology; 3 Woe to You, World, for You are Perishing! Early Donatists at the End of the Age; 4 God will Come from the Afric: Mainstream Donatism and Remnant Theology; 5 As We have Already Seen in Africa: The Tyconian Alternative; 6 His Name Means ’Ever-Increasing’: Donatist Eschatology after 411; Conclusion; Appendix A: Was Commodian a Donatist?; Appendix B: Were the Circumcellions a Millenarian Movement?; Bibliography