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Aristotle was rarely a major focus of interest among early Christian authors. Allusions to him in patristic writings are often brief and dismissive, criticizing him particularly for his inadequate theology and ethics and his rejection of the immortality of the soul. Aristotelian logic was widely seen as a tool of heretics, particularly in the 4th century CE, when it was associated with Aetius …

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Bradshaw, David, “Aristotelianism”, 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 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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