Lactantius, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus (240–330)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Kurian, G. T. 2011. Lactantius, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus (240–330). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Latin Christian apologist. Born in proconsular Africa, he was converted to Christianity during his stay in Bithynia. At Nicomedia, he came to know the young Constantine. Once emperor, Constantine called him to Trier in Gaul and he became the emperor's counselor and friend.
- lactantius, lucius caecilius firmianus (240–330);
- latin christian apologist;
- apologetic work, the divinae institutiones;
- anthropological and cosmological dualism