Julius Africanus

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246953
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600463 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 Julius Africanus

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Sextus Julius Africanus, a contemporary of Clement in the early second century, was a ‘rare polymath’ who had a varied career and wrote on a variety of matters. Julius Africanus was a ‘distinguished man of respected and admired learning with access to the imperial court’, who apparently suffered no threats despite the fact that his faith could have been no secret.

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Subjects: History of Christianity

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