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Philip the Evangelist (Saint)
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[German Version]

Philip the Evangelist, not to be confused with the disciple of the same name, represents a form of Christianity marked by charismatic-pneumatic features in the first generation of Greek-speaking Jewish Christians (Hellenists) in Jerusalem. Despite the limited extant material, four phases of his activity may be distinguished: the Jerusalem period; the period of itinerant mission in Samaria and the coastal plain; leadership of a charismatic-pneumatic center in Caesarea; and the last years in Hierapolis (Asia Minor).

In Jerusalem, Philip was one of the “seve…

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Dobbeler, Axel v., “Philip the Evangelist (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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