Followers of Donatus, a Numidian bishop who opposed Cecilianus.
Their chief dogma is that the outward church is nothing, “for the
letter killeth, it is the spirit that giveth life.” (Founded 314.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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