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Oratio ad Graecos

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Summary of Tatian Address to the Greeks

Date: 160-170 C.E.

Description: Tatian of Adiabene was an Assyrian Christian writer and theologian of the 2nd century. His Oratio ad Graecos (Address to the Greeks) condemns paganism as worthless, and praises the reasonableness and high antiquity of Christianity. As early as Eusebius, Tatian was praised for his discussions of the antiquity of Moses and of Jewish legislation, and it was because of this chronological section that his Oratio was not generally condemned.

Hunt, E. J. Christianity in the 2nd Century: The Case of Tatian, Routledge, 2003


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