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Comment by James L. Papandrea on January 7th, 2013 at 8:59 am

There are many problems with this article, including factual errors or outdated assumptions, with no citation of sources.
I appreciate that my published dissertation was cited as a source, but I wish that the authors would have read it more carefully.
You might consider adding my new book on Novatian:
Novatian of Rome and the Culmination of Pre-Nicene Orthodoxy (Princeton Monograph Series, Pickwick Publications, 2011.
If you would like me to rewrite this article, let me know.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on September 24th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Thank you for your feedback. Your book has been added. If you have specific points that should be revised in the article perhaps you could list them here. You could also send them to me by email.

Comment by L Carnes on June 30th, 2014 at 7:30 am

I think it is a misrepresentation to consider Novatians as heretics, but rather, Cornelius and those following him were more heretical than the other group. The establishment and ideas rallying around Popery and the unbiblical approaches to those living in open sin by Cornelius and others is not Biblical. I think a correction in all Church history books on these folks who followed a more closer teaching of the scriptures on the issues surrounding all of this would be in order. In fact. from what I am reading about their activities they would be more on the order of a modern Baptist Church or perhaps a Bible Church. Certainly these groups by and large are not heretical groups, and also, they DID not come out of the Reformation, even though they preached and taught the Doctrines of Grace commonly called after the Reformation timer, Calvinism.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on March 26th, 2016 at 10:59 am

Thank you, L Carnes, for your feedback. It may be rather unfair to the Novatianists to consider them heretics (and note the term is in quotes in the opening paragraph of our article), however after being labeled schismatics Novatian and his followers were finally excommunicated for heresy by Rome.

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