Condemned by synods in Milan and Rome, castigated by Jerome, Jovinian (d. c. 409) was a
Milan, whose theological work does not survive and whose theology is known
the writers who attacked him. Jerome says that Jovinian taught:
Augustine and the Milanese council add that, with
Jovinian denied the perpetual virginity of Mary, the Theotokos. When Jovinian appealed his
Theodosius, Ambrose opposed the appeal. Imperial decree exiled
Jerome mentions the death of his enemy "amidst pheasants and swine's
- A wife is as honorable as a virgin.
- Fasting and eating with thanksgiving are equally pleasing to God.
- A person baptized with the Spirit and water cannot sin.
- All sins are equal.
- All who are good will receive the same heavenly reward.
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