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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). The meani…

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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 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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