Theophilus of Antioch (d. c.188)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Parsons, S. E. 2011. Theophilus of Antioch (d. c.188). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Theophilus was the bishop of the church in the great city of Syrian Antioch, and an early Christian apologist. He was active in the 2nd century literary confrontation between pagans and Christians. He served as the sixth Bishop of Antioch, according to the church historian Eusebius. He probably died around 188, when Maximinus became bishop.
- theophilus of antioch (d. c.188);
- sixth bishop of antioch;
- “protreptic” nature of the letters;
- theophilus' logos, differing from those of stoics, gnostics