Author:Theophilus of Antioch
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(2nd century–2nd century)
|Theophilus was a second-century Patriarch of Antioch. We gather from his writings (the only remaining being his apology to Autolycus) that he was born a pagan, not far from the Tigris and Euphrates, and was led to embrace Christianity by studying the Holy Scriptures, especially the prophetical books. He makes no reference to his office in his existing writings, nor is any other fact in his life recorded. Eusebius, however, speaks of the zeal which he and the other chief shepherds displayed in driving away the heretics who were attacking Christ's flock, with special mention of his work against Marcion.|
Works about Theophilus
- Introductory Note to Theophilus of Antioch by Arthur Cleveland Coxe, also from Ante-Nicene Fathers
- “Theophilus, bishop of Antioch” in A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature, 1911
- “Theophilus (1),” in Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913.
- Theophilus of Alexandria, a different early Christian author with the same name
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