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Philip of Gortyna (Saint)
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Philip of Gortyna (Saint), bishop of Gortyna, Crete (c. 170). Eusebius of Caesarea (Hist. eccl. IV 21; dependent on Eusebius, Jer. Vir. ill. 30; Thdt., Haereticarum fabularum compendium I 25) counts Philip among the Orthodox. Eusebius probably knows him only from the correspondence of Dionysius of Corinth, who mentions a letter to Philip (Eus. Hist. eccl. IV 23.5). It must remain an open question whether Philip, in the writing against Marcion (Marcion) also mentioned in Eusebius Hist. eccl. IV 25, intended to accuse Pinytos of Knossos of Marcionite heresy.

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Greschat, Katharina, “Philip of Gortyna (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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