[German Version] 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. Katharina G…