an African bishop of the Manichaeans, who, according to St. Augustin, was a man of great natural shrewdness and persuasive eloquence, but altogether destitute of cultivation or learning.
An Attack upon the Catholic Faith
He published about A. D. 400 an attack upon the Catholic faith, a work known to us from the elaborate reply by the bishop of Hippo, Contra Faustum Manichaeum,
extending to thirty-five books, arranged in such a manner that the arguments of the heretic are first stated in his own words, and then confuted. (See vol. viii. of the Benedictine edition of St. Augustine.)