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Lucian of Antioch (Saint)
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Lucian of Antioch (Saint), an Antiochene presbyter and a controversial figure in church history research. The only reliable data concerning his life are that he suffered martyrdom on Jan 7(?), 312 in Nicomedia and authored a number of Libelli de fide and letters. Considering this paucity of information, it seems quite remarkable that history has linked Lucian to very different theological movements and trends. He is thus regarded, for instance, – via Paul of Samosata – as the father of Arianism (Arius/Arianism; A. v. Har-nack), as the founder of the Antiochene school (A…

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Aland, Barbara, “Lucian of Antioch (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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