Chapter 7. Religion and the Vandal Kingdom

  1. Andy Merrills and
  2. Richard Miles

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318074.ch7

The Vandals

The Vandals

How to Cite

Merrills, A. and Miles, R. (2010) Religion and the Vandal Kingdom, in The Vandals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318074.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. The Peoples of Europe

Book Series Editors:

  1. James Campbell and
  2. Barry Cunliffe

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160681

Online ISBN: 9781444318074



  • religion and the Vandal kingdom;
  • Augustine of Hippo - Africa's greatest ecclesiastical figure;
  • violent eradication of Nicene Church from Africa;
  • gradual Vandal encroachment - great alarm within African ecclesiastical circles;
  • exile, cruel weapon against ecclesiastical leadership of Nicene Church;
  • Book of Promises - full of scriptural testimonies;
  • Homoousian position towards the Holy Trinity;
  • Huneric, Victor of Vita and the Great Persecution;
  • religious buildings in Vandal Carthage;
  • rough tolerance and religious ambivalence in Vandal North Africa


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Huneric, Victor of Vita and the Great Persecution

  • Rough Tolerance and Religious Ambivalence in Vandal North Africa

  • Thrasamund and the Development of an African Arian Church

  • Fulgentius and the Nicene Fight-Back