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Macarius Magnes
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[German Version]

is the author of an apology of Christianity (Ἀποκριτικὸς ἢ μονογενής/Apokritikós ḗ monogenḗs) written either before 303 (Crafer) or around 400; almost nothing is otherwise known of him. Taking the form of a dialogue with a pagan, this work advances rational arguments supporting incarnation, divine monarchy, and resurrection in response to pagan-philosophical criticism and is thus an important source for, among other things, research on Porphyry. Fragments of a homily on Genesis (CPG 6116) have been handed down under his na…

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Volp, Ulrich, “Macarius Magnes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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