Evodius

From BiblePortal Wikipedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [1]

a Latin theologian, was born about the middle of the fourth century, at Tagaste, in Africa. He was a countryman of St. Augustine, and was united with him in an intimate and lifelong friendship. After following in his youth a secular profession, he became, in 396 or 397 bishop of Uzalis. Augustine asserts that while there he performed several miracles by means of the relics of St. Stephen, which Orosius in 416, had brought from Palestine. Evodius took an active part in the controversy against the Donatists and Pelagians, and in 427 wrote on this subject a letter to the monks of Adrumetum. He died about 430. We have from him four letters to St. Augustine (160, 161, 163, and 177 in the edition of the Benedictines); a letter addressed by him, conjointly with four other bishops, to bishop Innocent I, of Rome (published in volume 6 of the Benedictine edit. of the' works of Augustine); fragments of a letter to the monks of Adrumetum (joined to the letter 216 of St. Augustine). His treatise on the miracles performed by the relics of St. Stephen is lost; for the Libri duo de Miraculis S. Stephani, appended to Augustine's De Civitate Dei (in volume 7 of his works), cannot be attributed to him. A treatise De Fide, or De Unitate Trinitatis contra Manichceos, is by some likewise ascribed to Evodius. Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen. 16:842.

References