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Anicetus von Rom
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Probably from Syria, Anicetus was one of several presbyter-bishops in Rome who headed the various Christian house churches in the 150s and 160s. Like Clement I before him in the 1st half of the 2nd century (Herm. 8.3 = Vis. II 4.3) and Soter and Eleutherus after him, he was responsible for the external relations of the city's Christians. Polycarp of Smyrna (Irenaeus Haer. III 3.4; Eusebius Hist. eccl. V 24.16f.; IV 14.5) and (c. 160) Hegesippus (IV 22.3) were therefore his guests when they were in Rome. Polycarp and Anicetus differed over the observance o…

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Lampe, Peter, “Anicetus von Rom”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00732>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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