PSCO Presentation: 31 January, 2019

How Should an African Respond to Donatism?

Dr. Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr College)


Theodora, Steve, Julia, and Jill are delighted to invite you to the first session of PSCO in 2019. Dr. Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr) will be joining us to discuss Augustine's Sermon 46 and to ask "How Should an African Respond to Donatism?" at 7:00 pm in the second floor lounge of Claudia Cohen Hall.


Dr. Catherine Conybeare is a Professor of Classics at Bryn Mawr College. She is the author of the forthcoming volume, Augustine the African, The Routledge Guidebook to Augustine's Confessions (Routledge, 2016) and The Laughter of Sarah: Biblical Exegesis, Feminist Theory, and the Concept of Delight (Palgrave, 2013).

Suggested Reading

In preparation for this presentation, participants may wish to read Augustine's, Sermon 46 on the Old Testament. A PDF of the Latin and a PDF of an English translation are available in the the Files area of our PSCO Facebook page (log-in required).

Meeting and Dining

All are welcome! As usual, those interested are also welcome to join us for an informal dinner prior to the session. Those wishing to dine together before the seminar will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Second-Floor Lounge of Cohen Hall and then walk next door to the food court in Houston Hall. Or, just meet us in the Houston Hall downstairs food-court between 6:00-6:45 p.m.

As usual, the PSCO seminar will begin at 7:00 pm. This year, we will end the sessions at 8:30 pm (note the change from previous years which ended at 9:00 pm). We meet in the Second-Floor Lounge of Cohen Hall.