RIMAK International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

Year:2021 Volume: 3 Issue: 6 Area: Historical Studies

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Temam NASEREDDIN
DONATUS' RESISTANCE TO ROMAN POWER, BETWEEN THE 3RD AND 5TH CENTURIES AD
 
According to the term Catholic polemicists, historians such as Opitat Milv and Saint Augustin, who called the anti-Romanian movement and the Catholic Church of Carthage loyal to it, called the Donatismus, a Christian religious movement that appeared in Morocco in the third century AD and flourished between the fourth and fifth centuries AD, which was named after one of its great founders (Donatus), a Christian cleric born in Tivest (present-day Algeria), who refused to submit to the will of the emperor, and the resistance of the Catholic bishops of Carthage who They contented themselves with being under the banner of the emperor and the Roman authority, Those conditions in which Donatus saw a severe indignation from the principles of Christ and a shattering of the strength of the faithful believers in Christianity, an outright retreat from true Christianity, a religious apostasy and a betrayal of the victims of oppression (martyrs). Donatism emerged in the form of an independent religious current opposing the Church of Carthage, a reason that was sufficient for the beginning of the conflict between Donatism and its allies from The lower popular classes, together with the Church of Carthage and the Romanian authority, were evident in the many revolutions throughout Morocco, represented by the revolutions of the Circum Cellas, who tasted the woes of the Romanian authority and the Catholic Christians in Morocco, and the revolts of the Fermus brothers and after Gildon (Ghildon), However, the Romanian authority did not remain static, but rather used all its capabilities to quell these revolutions and eliminate this Donatian bee that was able to strike the stability of the Romans and Catholics in Morocco.

Keywords: Donatus, Political Media, Public Opinion, Political Decision.

http://dx.doi.org/10.47832/2717-8293.6-3.3
 
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