Ignatius of Antioch
Author(s) : Kamara Afroditi (5/3/2001)Translation : Koutras Nikolaos
For citation: Kamara Afroditi, "Ignatius of Antioch",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=8802>
Bishop of Antioch during Trajan’s reign. He took measures to organize the city's Christian community. He was arrested and brought to Rome, where he met his death as a martyr in c.107 AD. On his way to Rome he sent epistles to the Christian communities of the cities of Asia Minor. The texts of these epistles have survived and the teachings contained therein constitute the foundation of the theological school of Antioch.
Date and Place of Death
107 AD (?)
Date and Place of Birth
Late 1st c. AD
3. Influence of the epistles and appraisal of his work
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