Date: 270-310 C.E.

Methodius of Olympus was a Christian bishop, ecclesiastical author and martyr today regarded as a Church Father. Methodius had a comprehensive philosophical education, and was an important theologian as well as a prolific and polished author. Chronologically, his works can only be assigned in a general way to the end of the third and the beginning of the 4th century. He became of special importance in the history of theological literature, in that he combated various views of the great Alexandrian, Origen.