Ignatius of Antioch
Ignatius of Antioch was an Apostolic Father, student of the Apostle John, and the third bishop of Antioch. Whilst enroute to Rome, where according to Christian tradition he met his martyrdom, he wrote a series of letters which have been preserved as an example of very early Christian theology. Important topics addressed in these letters include ecclesiology, the sacraments, and the role of bishops. In speaking of the authority of the Church, he coined the phrase "Catholic Church" which is in use to this day.
Year: 105-115 AD
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