Lactantius
Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius was an early Christian author (c. 250 – c. 325) who became an advisor to the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine I, guiding his religious policy as i...
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Meletius of Antioch
Saint Meletius of Antioch (Μελέτιος) (died 381) was a Christian bishop, or Patriarch of Antioch, from 360 until his death. There were contrasting views about his theological position: on the one hand,...
Valentinus (Gnostic)
Valentinus (also spelled Valentinius; c.100 – c.160) was the best known and for a time most successful early Christian gnostic theologian. He founded his school in Rome. According to Tertullian, Valen...
Basil of Caesarea
Basil of Caesarea, also called Saint Basil the Great (Greek: Ἅγιος Βασίλειος ὁ Μέγας; 329 or 330 – January 1 or 2, 379), was the Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor (modern-d...
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Auxentius of Durostorum
Auxentius of Durostorum a.k.a. Mercurinus was the foster-son of Ulfilas (Wulfila), the "apostle to the Goths". Auxentius was a deacon in Alexandria and a follower of the Arian bishop Auxentius of Mila...
Augustine of Hippo
Augustine of Hippo (/ɔːˈɡʌstɨn/ or /ˈɔːɡəstɪn/; Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis;13 November 354 – 28 August 430), also known as Saint Augustine or Saint Austin, was an early Christian theol...
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Arius
Arius (Ancient Greek: Ἄρειος, AD 250 or 256–336) was an ascetic Christian presbyter of Libyan birth, possibly of Berber extraction, and priest in Alexandria, Egypt, of the church of the Baucalis....
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Irenaeus
Irenaeus (/aɪrəˈniːəs/; Greek: Εἰρηναῖος) (early 2nd century – c. AD 202), also referred to as Saint Irenaeus, was Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, then a part of the Roman Empire (now Lyon, France). He wa...
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Hilary of Poitiers
Hilary (Hilarius) of Poitiers (c. 300 – c. 368) was Bishop of Poitiers and is a Doctor of the Church. He was sometimes referred to as the "Hammer of the Arians" (Latin: Malleus Arianorum) and the "Ath...
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Anthony the Great
Anthony the Great or Antony the Great (c. 251 – 356 AD), also known as Saint Anthony or Anthony of Egypt, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite, Anthony of Thebes, Abba Anton...
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Athanasius of Alexandria
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria (/ˌæθəˈneɪʃəs/; Greek: Ἀθανάσιος Ἀλεξανδρείας, Athanásios Alexandrías; c. 296–298 – 2 May 373), also called Athanasius the Great, Athanasius the Confessor or, primarily ...
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Origen
Origen (/ˈɒrɪdʒən/; Greek: Ὠριγένης, Ōrigénēs), or Origen Adamantius (Ὠριγένης Ἀδαμάντιος, Ōrigénēs Adamántios; 184/185 – 253/254), was a scholar and early Christian theologian who was born and ...
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Auxentius of Milan
Auxentius of Milan or of Cappadocia (fl. c. 355 – 374), was an Arian theologian and bishop of Milan. Because of his Arian faith, Auxentius is considered by the Catholic Church as an i...
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Pamphilus of Caesarea
Saint Pamphilus (Greek: Πάμφιλος) (latter half of the 3rd century – February 16, 309), was a presbyter of Caesarea and chief among Catholic biblical scholars of his generation. He was the fr...
Symmachus (translator)
Symmachus (/ˈsɪməkəs/; Greek: Σύμμαχος "ally"; fl. late 2nd century), whose teachings are mentioned in the Mishnah under the name Sūmkos (Hebrew: סומכוס), translated the Old Testament into Greek. It w...
Marcion of Sinope
Marcion of Sinope (/ˈmɑrʃən, -ʃiən, -siən/; Greek: Μαρκίων Σινώπης; c. 85 – c. 160) was an important leader in early Christianity. His theology rejected the deity described in the Hebrew Scriptu...
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Lucian of Antioch
Saint Lucian of Antioch (c. 240 – January 7, 312), known as Lucian the Martyr, was a Christian presbyter, theologian and martyr. He was noted for both his scholarship and ascetic piety.
According ...
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Papias of Hierapolis
Papias (Greek: Παπίας) was an Apostolic Father, Bishop of Hierapolis (modern Pamukkale, Turkey), and author who lived circa 70-163 AD. It was Papias who wrote the Exposition of the Sayings of the...
Dionysius the Areopagite
Dionysius the Areopagite (Greek Διονύσιος ὁ Ἀρεοπαγίτης) was a judge of the Areopagus who, as related in the Acts of the Apostles, (Acts 17:34), was converted to Christianity by the preaching of the A...
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Victorinus of Pettau
Saint Victorinus of Pettau or of Poetovio (died 303 or 304) was a Catholic ecclesiastical writer who flourished about 270, and who was martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian. A Bishop ...
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Pachomius
Saint Pachomius (Greek: Παχώμιος, ca. 292–348), also known as Pachome and Pakhomius (/pəˈkoʊmiəs/), is generally recognized as the founder of Christian cenobitic monasticism. Coptic churches celeb...
Eusebius of Caesarea
Eusebius of Caesarea (/juːˈsiːbiəs/; Greek: Εὐσέβιος, Eusébios; AD 260/265 – 339/340), also known as Eusebius Pamphili, was a Roman historian, exegete, and Christian polemicist of Greek desc...
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John the Apostle
John the Apostle (Aramaic: ܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܠܝܚܐ‎ Yohanan Shliha; Hebrew: יוחנן בן זבדי‎ Yohanan Ben Zavdai c. AD 6 – c. 100) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according...
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Aphrahat
Aphrahat (c. 270–c. 345; Syriac: ܐܦܪܗܛ — Ap̄rahaṭ, Persian: فرهاد‎, Greek Ἀφραάτης, and Latin Aphraates) was a Syriac-Christian author of the 3rd century from the Adiabene region of Northern...
Tertullian
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus, anglicised as Tertullian (/tərˈtʌliən/; c. 160 – c. 225 AD), was a prolific early Christian author from Carthage in the Roman province of Africa. He is the firs...
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