Kelso (Kelsos)( Greek philosopher)
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Kelso (Celsus); Kelsos, from Alexandria, II in. n. e., Greek philosopher. Platonist, who mistakenly believed epicurean. Author of the first writings against the Christians the Word of truth (Alethes logos; ca. 175 g.). K. tried to draw analogies between the religion of Christians and other faiths, especially the eastern, he drew attention to the many heresies in the bosom of Christianity, attacking the imaginary anthropomorphism of the new religion. The product K. were preconditioned in an extremely incisive tone, . sometimes even insulting: he depicted Christ clever swindler, . and Christians - a crowd of simpletons and ignorant, attacking also the moral turpitude, . enclosed in the Scriptures, . which, . his opinion, . demanded an allegorical interpretation,
. Carefully prepared to attack. made a terrible impression on the Christians, even seventy years later it still denied Origen in the work against Kelso (Kata Kelsu) in 8 books. Composing K. lost, but we did pretty well know by Origen's polemic, which splits the arguments K., sentence by sentence.