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A native of Colonia Agrippina (Cologne), one of the early fathers of the Christian Church. He led a religious life at Massilia during the greater part of the fifth century, and died in that city. Salvianus was the author of several works on devotional subjects, of which there are yet extant a treatise “on the Providence of God” (De Gubernatione Dei, etc.), in eight books; another in four books, written against avarice (Adversus Avaritiam), and nine pastoral letters. His works are edited by Halm (Berlin, 1877), and Paully (Vienna, 1883).

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