Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ANF VI: Julius Africanus

Ante-Nicene Fathers Volume VI

Julius Africanus: Extant Writings

Yet another writer living in the shadow of Origen, albeit one that comes much later than his other students. We see this as superstition and concern for genealogy begin to replace rigorous (if mistaken) philosophical inquiry. Which isn't to say Julius Africanus is without value--again we have a Christian devoutly pursuing the truth with all the tools at his disposal. And for that we should skim his work with appreciation, even as we read with caution.

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