St Philaster

(d. c. 397)

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(d. c.397),

more correctly ‘Filaster’, Bp. of Brescia. In 381 he took part in a Council of Aquileia which deposed two Arian bishops. About 385 he wrote a treatise designed to refute 28 Jewish and 128 Christian heresies. The work suffers from clumsy arrangement and lack of proportion, but it seems to have filled a real need in the W. Feast day, 18 July.

Subjects: Christianity.

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