Apollonius of Tyana - The Pagan Christ of the Third Century

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APOLLONIUS OF TYANA,

THE

PAGAN CHRIST

OF THE THIRD CENTURY.

 

AN ESSAY

BY

ALBERT REVILLE,

DOCTOR IN THEOLOGY AND PASTOR OF THE
WALLOON CHURCH IN ROTTERDAM.

 

AUTHORISED TRANSLATION.

 

LONDON:
JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN.
1866.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Progress of Christianity during the third century—Attempts to Christianise the old Pagan creeds.

Page 1—3

 
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.

Page 4—19

 
Apollonius of Tyana—His life and travels —Characteristics of his teaching.

Page 19—53.

 
Estimation in which Apollonius was held—Controversies on the subject—Evident intention of the work—The relative positions of Christianity and Paganism.

Page 54—79

 
Results of the attempted Pagan Reformation—Summary of the whole subject—Inferences drawn.

Page 79—100

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.