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Apocriticus
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A certain Macarius Magnes, or “Makarios the Magnesian,” compiled a work known under the title “A.”. It is one of three surviving comparable apologies dealing with and quoting extensively from pagan intellectual attacks on Christianity. However, the A. has received less interest than Origen’s Contra Celsum or Cyril of Alexandria’s Contra Julianum by modern scholarship so far (see Volp, 2013b, ix–xxxii). Dating and localizing the A. is still a matter of controversy (see below). Th…

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Volp, Ulrich, “Apocriticus”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00000224>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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