Theophilus, Patriarch of Antioch from his writings (the only remaining being his apology to Autolycus) that he was born a pagan, not far from the Tigris and Euphrates, and was led to embrace Christianity by studying the Holy Scriptures, especially the prophetical books.He made contributions to the departments of Christian literature, polemics, exegetics, and apologetics.
|Year Written: (Assumed)||180-185 AD|
|Scripture Type:||Church Father - Apologist|
The Church Fathers are ancient and generally influential Christian theologians, some of whom were eminent teachers and great bishops. The term is used of writers or teachers of the Church not necessarily ordained and not necessarily "saints".
Church Father Apologists are those theologians in the field of Christian theology that presents historical, reasoned, and evidential bases for Christianity, defending it against objections. Apologists base their defense of Christianity on historical evidence, philosophical arguments, scientific evidence and arguments from other academic disciplines.
|Further Reading:|| earlychristianwritings.com/text/theophilus.html|
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