McClintock Biblical Encyclopedia: Paul Of Pannonia

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McClintock Biblical Encyclopedia: Paul Of Pannonia


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lived probably in the 5th century; according to Trithemius and Cave, in A.D. 430. Gennadius calls him Paulus Presbyter, and states that he knew from his own testimony (ex dictis ejus) that he was a Pannonian, but does not say to what Church he belonged. Paul wrote De Virginitate servinda et contemtu Mundi ac Vitae Institutione Libri duo, addressed to a holy virgin, Constantia. He took the opportunity of abusing “the heretic Jovinian,” the great opponent of monasticism, as a luxurious glutton. The work is lost. In some MSS. of Gennadius, and by Honorius of Autun (De Scriptor. Eccles. 2:74), he is called, not Paulus, but Petrus. See Cave, Hist. Litt. 1:414; Trithemius, De Scriptor. Eccles. c. 146; Fabricius, Biblioth. Med. et Infim. Latinitat. v. 217, ed. Mansi.