The aim of this article is twofold. The first is to describe Augustine’s ecclesiology and its
development between his birth (354) and baptism (387). Secondly, it will show that the defining
features of Augustine’s later ecclesiology were in place by the year 387 AD.
Dr Paul C.V. Vuntarde is
participating as research
fellow of Prof. Dr Hans
van Oort, Professor
of Church History and Polity
of the Faculty of Theology,
University of Pretoria,
Pretoria, South Africa.
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This article is based on a part of P.C.V.V.’s (University
of Pretoria) MA thesis ‘Augustine’s Ecclesiology and its
Development between the Years 354–387 AD’, which was
supervised by J.v.O. (University of Pretoria) in 2012.