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Agrippa Castor
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Agrippa Castor was a 2nd-century CE apologist (Apologetics), active around 130 CE, who was instrumental in refuting the heresy of Basilides and other gnostic teachings. As with many of the heretics exposed and attacked by apologists and polemicists, nothing of Agrippa’s own writing has survived. The extent to which his ideas and teachings were recorded by church historians …

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Hunt, Hannah, “Agrippa Castor”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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