APOLLONIUS OF TYANA,
OF THE THIRD CENTURY.
DOCTOR IN THEOLOGY AND PASTOR OF THE
WALLOON CHURCH IN ROTTERDAM.
JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN.
Progress of Christianity during the third century—Attempts to Christianise the old Pagan creeds.
Result of the attempt to Christianise Paganism—Apollonius of Tyana—Philostratus and his life of Apollonius—Character of the work—By whom patronised—The Dynasty of Severus—Julia Domna and her successors—Female influence— Elegabalus.
Apollonius of Tyana—His life and travels —Characteristics of his teaching.
Estimation in which Apollonius was held—Controversies on the subject—Evident intention of the work—The relative positions of Christianity and Paganism.
Results of the attempted Pagan Reformation—Summary of the whole subject—Inferences drawn.