Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Series II/Volume III/Lives of Illustrious Men/Gennadius/Vigilantius the presbyter

Chapter XXXVI.

Vigilantius,[1] a citizen of Gaul, had the church of Barcelona. He wrote also with some zeal for religion but, overcome by the desire for human praise and presuming above his strength, being a man of polished language but not practised in the meaning of Scriptures, he expounded the vision of Daniel in a perverted sense and said other frivolous things which are necessarily mentioned in a catalogue of heretics. [To him also the blessed Jerome the presbyter responded.][2]


  1. At Jerusalem 394, heretic about 404.
  2. to himresponded A Her.; omit T 25 30 31 a e.