Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apologetics, Cyprian, Patristics
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Ancient Philosophy | Christianity | History of Christianity | History of Religions of Western Origin | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Palmer, Philip, "Cyprian the Apologist" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 963.
Cyprian has not generally been viewed as an apologist of the Patristic era. This study examines whether Cyprian should be considered an apologist under a four-part definition of the term, which coheres with the New Testament uses of apologia and apologeomai and finds expression in the work of the recognized second-century apologists Justin Martyr, Athenagoras, Mathetes, Minucius Felix, and Tertullian. It is argued that Cyprian engaged in an extensive program of apologetics characterized by these same four elements.
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