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Apollinaris of Hierapolis
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Claudius Apollinaris, bishop of Hierapolis, was an early Christian apologist who flourished in the 2nd century CE during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. He wrote a number of texts referred to by early Christian historians; he focused on attacking the “Phrygian heresy” (Montanism/Montanists) and Marcion. Unfortunately some of the evidence about this is erroneous; Eusebius of Caesarea (Hist. eccl. 5.16–18) con…

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Hunt, Hannah, “Apollinaris of Hierapolis”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 15 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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