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By David K. Bernard

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Various writers and teachers began to develop systems of doctrinal thought, particularly in response to certain heresies or opposing views. Many doctrines and practices characteristic of the later Roman Catholic Church and the medieval age first made their appearance or first received widespread acceptance during this time. Church leaders and writers began to examine the doctrines of God and of Christ, and while they did not resolve the issues to general satisfaction, they began to hammer out a comprehensive theological system.

We will look primarily at the writings of Justin but will note where other writers differed from him. God and the Logos In the Age of the Greek Apologists, we find a progressive shift away from the biblical doctrine of Oneness and the substantially identical views of the Post-Apostolic Age. The vague possible indications of a preexistent Son by Pseudo-Barnabas and Hermas become explicit in this age. Near the beginning of the age stood Aristides, whose doctrine of God was for the most part biblical Oneness, and the Epistle to Diognetus, which still retained a predominantly biblical view but began to separate God and the Word.

6. Theophilus, bishop of Antioch from 168 to 181 and author of To Autolycus, a pagan friend. 7. Athenagoras, a philosopher reportedly of Athens. He addressed his Plea for the Christians (c. 177) to the Roman emperors Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, and also wrote a treatise, On the Resurrection. In addition, we have a few insignificant fragments from and references to other authors, including Quadratus, Claudius Apollinarius of Hierapolis, Miltiades, and Ariston of Pella. Many works mentioned as being from this time are lost.

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