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Ulfilas
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[German Version]

(or Wulfila; early 4th cent. – 383), Gothic descendant of Cappadocian Christians kidnapped in the 3rd century. According to his biographer Auxentius of Durostorum, he was a trilingual lector in the Gothic Christian community, probably consecrated to the episcopate by Eusebius of Nicomedia when a Gothic delegation was sent to Constantine the Great, to serve as bishop of the Christians in the region controlled by the Goths. In the 340s, he and a group of Gothic Christians entered th…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Ulfilas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026204>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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