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Adamantius, Dialogue of
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Adamantius (“Man of Steel”) is the name of the orthodox principal speaker in a Greek dialogue (subtitled De recta in deum fide) that attacks Marcion, Bardesanites (Bardesanes), and Valentinians (Valentinianism). It was composed some time after 325 ce in Asia Minor or Syria. As early as the 4th century, Adamantius was identified with Origen and considered the author of the dialogue (cf. the Latin translation by Rufinus). The work is dependent on Methodius. Its value as a source of information concerning the heresies attacked is disputed.


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May, Gerhard, “Adamantius, Dialogue of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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