Athenagoras (Athenagoras)( Greek Christian writer and apologist)
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Biography Athenagoras (Athenagoras)
Athenagoras, Athenagoras, from Athens, II in. n. e., Greek Christian writer and apologist. He was born probably in Athens, studied Greek philosophy. Reading the Bible led him to Christianity. Two works A. preserved in full: Petition for the Christians (Presbeia peri christianon) is an apologia directed to 177 g. Emperor Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Arguments from the literature, philosophy, mythology and art of helping a. withdraw charges against the Christians, the heathen are accused of atheism, cannibalism, incest. In another piece of the resurrection body (Peri anastaseos necron), with the help of Greek philosophy,. proves the inevitability of resurrection from the dead. The language and style of both works points to a thorough education received in the School of Athens. A. likes to quote poets and philosophers, uses the philosophical concepts and maxims. Style and rhythm attitsisticheskie identify trends.