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Quadratus
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An early church father and the earliest known Christian apologist (second century ad). Quadratus wrote a Christian apology addressed to the Roman emperor Aelius Hadrian (r. 117–138 ad). The Apology of Quadratus is known only through references to it in secondary literature.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Quadratus
Quadratus An early church father and the earliest known Christian apologist (second century ad). Quadratus wrote a Christian apology addressed to the Roman emperor Aelius Hadrian (r. 117–138 ad). The Apology of Quadratus is known only through references to it in secondary literature.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Quadratus
QUADRATUS. Earliest known Christian apologist, who, according to Eusebius, addressed his work to the emperor Hadrian, presumably when he first visited Athens in a.d. 124–125. His date is known only from Eusebius’ Chronicle and Church History, and the latter work contains the one known fragment of the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Quadratus, St
Quadratus, St (2nd cent.), the earliest Christian ‘*Apologist’. About 124 he wrote in Asia Minor an apology for the Christian faith addressed to the Emp. Hadrian, of which a single fragment survives in *Eusebius (HE 4. 3. 2.). He is prob. to be identified with the evangelist and prophet of the
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Quadratus
Quadratus (St.).—Bishop of Athens. Disciple of the Apostles and successor of Publius, in 125. He upheld the courage of the Faithful during the persecution of Hadrian, and presented to the emperor an apology in defense of the Christians and their faith, which moved Hadrian to stop the persecution. F.
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Quadratus
Quadratus (ca. 130). The first of the Christian apologists. His work has been lost. Some scholars think that at least part of it is found in the discourse To ⇒Diognetus.JLG
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
QUADRATUS
QUADRA′TUS (Κοδράτος, Euseb. H. E., Syncellus, and the Greek Menaea; or Κουαδρᾶτος, Euseb. Chron. p. 211, ed. Scaliger, 1658), one of the Apostolic Fathers and an early apologist for the Christian religion. The name of Quadratus occurs repeatedly in Eusebius (H. E. iii. 37, iv. 3, 23, v. 17, Chron.
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Quadratus (2)
QUADRATUS (2), bishop of Athens, apparently contemporary with Dionysius of Corinth, who, writing not long after a.d. 170 (Euseb. H. E. iv. 23), tells how by the exertions Quadratus, the church of Athens was revived from a low state into which it had fallen on the martyrdom of its bishop, Publius. St.
Quadratus (3)
QUADRATUS (3), the author of an apology for the Christians, presented to the emperor Hadrian, who reigned a.d. 117–138. Eusebius (H. E. iv. 3) reports that the work was still in circulation in his time, and that he was himself acquainted with it. He quotes one sentence, which proves, as Eusebius observes,
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Quadratus, Apologist
QUADRATUS, apologist. *Eusebius (HE IV, 3,1) identified him as the author of an apology in defense of the Christian religion, addressed and offered to the emperor *Hadrian. It was, therefore, the most ancient apology for which we possess information. Eusebius also bore witness, moreover, that this work
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
QUADRATUS
QUADRATUS. kwahd´ruh-tuhs. The earliest known Christian apologist, Quadratus addressed an apology to the emperor Hadrian ca. 124–25 ce. Eusebius (Eccl. hist. 4.3.1–2) preserves the only surviving information about him, including a fragment of his apology. See APOLOGETICS; APOSTOLIC FATHERS, CHURCH FATHERS.