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Hippolytus of Rome
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Hippolytus, St
Hippolytus, St (c. 170–c. 236), ecclesiastical writer and Doctor. Though the most important 3rd-cent. theologian of the Roman Church, the facts of his life as well as his writings were soon forgotten in the W., perhaps by reason of his schismatic activities and of the fact that he wrote in Greek. Of
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Hippolytus (c. 170–c. 236)
Hippolytus (c. 170–c. 236)Although a significant figure in the ante-Nicene church, Hippolytus remains somewhat elusive. The only approximate date that is known about Hippolytus is his martyrdom c. 236, remembered traditionally on 13 August. Speculation places his birth some time close to the mid-second
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Hippolytus
Hippolytus.—A Roman presbyter, who flourished in the first half of the third century, was a pupil of St. Irenæus and the head of a learned school at Rome. He was a valiant champion of orthodoxy against the Patripassians, but afterwards fell into the opposite heresy, maintaining the inferiority of the
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Hippolytus
Hippolytus (ca. 170–ca. 235). Eminent scholar, theologian, martyr, and leader in the Roman church, and probably the first antipope. History reveals very little about his life. ⇒Eusebius of Caesarea offers a list of some of his writings and incidentally mentions that he was bishop of a see, the location
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Hippolytus
HippolytusHippolytus (c. 170–c. 236) was a presbyter of Rome, and is regarded by many as the most significant third-century theologian of Rome. He attacked the teaching of Sabellius and modalism, and sought to prevent Callistus of Rome from undertaking his own election as bishop in his place. His main
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Hippolytus
Hippolytus (fl. early third century). A Christian martyr who was a teacher and *priest at Rome and to whom many early written works are attributed. The important liturgical work *Apostolic Tradition is attributed to him, though some scholars doubt this attribution.
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Hippolytus Romanus
HIPPOLYTUS (2) ROMANUS. It has seldom happened in ecclesiastical history that one who enjoyed so much celebrity in his lifetime as Hippolytus has been so obscurely known to the church of subsequent times. He was at the beginning of the 3rd century unquestionably the most learned member of the Roman church.
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Hippolytus
Hippolytus (ca. 170–ca. 236). A Greek-speaking presbyter in the church at Rome, Hippolytus led a schism against Bishop Callistus. He and a later bishop of Rome, Pontianus, were exiled to Sardinia during the persecution of the emperor Maximin (235). Pontianus and Hippolytus apparently were reconciled
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HIPPOLYTUS
HIPPOLYTUS. Many scholars today think the evidence favors a division of the once-voluminous, traditional Hippolytan corpus into the works of (at least) two authors: an eastern (probably Asian) author who flourished around the year 200 ce, who may or may not have immigrated to Rome, and a perhaps slightly
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Hippolytus (c. 170–c. 236)
HIPPOLYTUS (c. 170–c. 236)Hippolytus came to Rome from the Eastern Mediterranean, perhaps Egypt, and was the last major ecclesiastical writer in Greek at Rome. A presbyter and then counter-bishop in the church at Rome, he was exiled (c. 235) under Emperor Maximin to Sardinia, where he died.The facts
Who’s Who in Christian History
Hippolytus
Hippolytus (c. 160–236)Roman presbyter and theologianThough Hippolytus was the most important theologian of the Roman church in the third century, the facts concerning his life were soon forgotten in the West. Probably this was due to his schismatic activities and that he wrote his works in Greek.