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Eusebius Of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 4.14.6


nanAnd there are those that heard from him that John, the disciple of the Lord, going to bathe in Ephesus and seeing Cerinthus within, ran out of the bath-house without bathing, crying, 'Let us flee, lest even the bath fall, because Cerinthus, the enemy of the truth, is within.'


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1. Polycarp of Smyrna, Letter To The Philippians, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3, 5.3, 6.1, 7.1-7.2, 9.2, 11.3, 12.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 3.3.4 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

3. Tertullian, Prescription Against Heretics, 32 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

4. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 3.28.6, 3.36.1, 3.36.10, 4.14.2-4.14.4, 5.20.4-5.20.8 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

3.36.1. At that time Polycarp, a disciple of the apostles, was a man of eminence in Asia, having been entrusted with the episcopate of the church of Smyrna by those who had seen and heard the Lord. 3.36.10. These things he wrote from the above-mentioned city to the churches referred to. And when he had left Smyrna he wrote again from Troas to the Philadelphians and to the church of Smyrna; and particularly to Polycarp, who presided over the latter church. And since he knew him well as an apostolic man, he commended to him, like a true and good shepherd, the flock at Antioch, and besought him to care diligently for it. 4.14.2. And the same writer gives another account of Polycarp which I feel constrained to add to that which has been already related in regard to him. The account is taken from the third book of Irenaeus' work Against Heresies, and is as follows: 5.20.4. In the letter to Florinus, of which we have spoken, Irenaeus mentions again his intimacy with Polycarp, saying:These doctrines, O Florinus, to speak mildly, are not of sound judgment. These doctrines disagree with the Church, and drive into the greatest impiety those who accept them. These doctrines, not even the heretics outside of the Church, have ever dared to publish. These doctrines, the presbyters who were before us, and who were companions of the apostles, did not deliver to you. 5.20.5. For when I was a boy, I saw you in lower Asia with Polycarp, moving in splendor in the royal court, and endeavoring to gain his approbation. 5.20.6. I remember the events of that time more clearly than those of recent years. For what boys learn, growing with their mind, becomes joined with it; so that I am able to describe the very place in which the blessed Polycarp sat as he discoursed, and his goings out and his comings in, and the manner of his life, and his physical appearance, and his discourses to the people, and the accounts which he gave of his intercourse with John and with the others who had seen the Lord. And as he remembered their words, and what he heard from them concerning the Lord, and concerning his miracles and his teaching, having received them from eyewitnesses of the 'Word of life,' Polycarp related all things in harmony with the Scriptures. 5.20.7. These things being told me by the mercy of God, I listened to them attentively, noting them down, not on paper, but in my heart. And continually, through God's grace, I recall them faithfully. And I am able to bear witness before God that if that blessed and apostolic presbyter had heard any such thing, he would have cried out, and stopped his ears, and as was his custom, would have exclaimed, O good God, unto what times have you spared me that I should endure these things? And he would have fled from the place where, sitting or standing, he had heard such words. 5.20.8. And this can be shown plainly from the letters which he sent, either to the neighboring churches for their confirmation, or to some of the brethren, admonishing and exhorting them. Thus far Irenaeus.


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(p. de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 139
cerinthus de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205
constantine i de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205
deacon/deaconess Ogereau, Early Christianity in Macedonia: From Paul to the Late Sixth Century (2023) 97
demetrianus de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205
diocletian de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 139
disasters de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205
ephesus, ephesians de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205
eusebius of caesarea de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205
exclusivity of de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 139
galerius, emperor de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 139
irenaeus de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205
john, apostle de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205
manichees de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 139
paul (apostle) Ogereau, Early Christianity in Macedonia: From Paul to the Late Sixth Century (2023) 97, 100
philippi, christian community Ogereau, Early Christianity in Macedonia: From Paul to the Late Sixth Century (2023) 97, 100
polycarp Ogereau, Early Christianity in Macedonia: From Paul to the Late Sixth Century (2023) 97, 100; de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205
presbyter/πρεσβύτερος Ogereau, Early Christianity in Macedonia: From Paul to the Late Sixth Century (2023) 97
religious feelings de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 139, 205
rhetoric of de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205
severans, severan period de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 139
superstitio, superstition de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 139
valerian, emperor de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 139
virgin' Ogereau, Early Christianity in Macedonia: From Paul to the Late Sixth Century (2023) 97
wrath, divine de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 205