Ignatius of Antioch (Ignatios)( Greek Christian writer)
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Ignatius of Antioch; Ignatios, mind. app. 110 g. n. e., Greek Christian writer, bishop of Syrian Antioch, Apostolny Father. During one of the persecutions under the emperor Trajan, was arrested and sentenced to death (he was supposed to be given to wild beasts in Rome). Throughout the way to Rome, he received the delegation of local churches. In Smyrna and Troas wrote the epistle to the Ephesians, magniytsam, Romans, filadelfianam, smirniytsam and the message Polycarp. Last message was addressed to Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, one of the Apostolnyh Fathers. Messages I., . stylistically sophisticated and curious in literary terms, . an important indication of the hierarchical structure of the Church of Asia Minor, they are interesting for research to combat heresy doketianskoy, . religious life of Christian communities, . as well as the mystical martyrdom of their author,
. I. enjoyed great prestige in the early Church, as evidenced by the numerous translations and quotations.