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Hilary of Poitiers
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Hilary of Poitiers (d. 367/368 CE) was born sometime early in the 4th century CE and became bishop of Poitiers in the early to mid-350s CE. He is one of the most generative Latin theological minds in the first four centuries of Christianity, yet we know almost nothing of his life outside of the internal evidence of his work and he remains subjected to the shadows of more well-known figures of his time. Those who lived soon after Hilary found his work invaluable. S…

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Mercer, Jarred, “Hilary of Poitiers”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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