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ANF06. Fathers of the Third Century: Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius, and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arn
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Petavius, to whom the translator refers his readers, may be trusted in points where he has no theory of his own to sustain, but must always be accepted with caution. The Greek Fathers in this very series, from Justin386386    Vol. i. pp. 164, 166, 170, 178, 190–193, 263, 272; Irenæus, Ibid., 468, 546, etc. onward, enable us to put the later terminology to the test of earlier exposition (see examples in the notes to the Praxeas of Tertullian, and consult Dr. Holmes’ valuable note embodied in my elucidations).387387    Vol. iii. p. 628. Compare (same volume) notes 15, p. 602, and 1, p. 604. We may go back to Theophilus for the distinction between the ἐνδιάθετος and the προφορικός , the immanent and the uttered Word.388388    Vol. ii. p. 98, notes 1, 2; also p. 103, note 5. Compare Tertullian, also, against Marcion.389389    Vol. iii. p. 299, note 19. Evidences, therefore, are abundant and archaic, indeed, to prove that the Ante-Nicene Fathers, with those of the Nicene and the Post-Nicene periods, were of one mind, and virtually of one voice.


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