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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Arnobius
Arnobius was a distinguished rhetorician at Sicca in Proconsular Africa, and owed the gift of Christian faith to a
Arnobius is a vigorous apologist for the Christian Faith, defends and expounds its noble monotheism (deus princeps, deus summus), the Divinity of Christ and of the Christian religion, proved by its rapid diffusion, its incredible influence over uncivilized peoples, and its agreement with the views of the best philosophers.
Arnobius is more earnest in his defence of Christianity than correct in his tenets.
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  Arnobius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to Jerome's Chronicle Arnobius before his conversion was a distinguished rhetorician at Sicca Veneria (Le Kef, Tunisia), a major Christian center in Proconsular Africa, and owed his conversion to a premonitory dream.
Arnobius writes dismissively of dreams in his surviving book, so perhaps Jerome was projecting his own respect for the content of dreams.
Arnobius is a vigorous apologist for the Christian faith, more earnest in his defence of Christianity than prefectly orthodox in his tenets.
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 Arnobius the Younger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arnobius ("the younger"), Christian priest or bishop in Gaul, flourished about 460.
He is the author of a mystical and allegorical commentary on the Psalms, first published by Erasmus in 1522, and by him attributed to the elder Arnobius.
The opinions of Arnobius, as appears from the commentary, are semi-Pelagian.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 349 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In writing this work, Arnobius was evidently animated by a genuine zeal to establish the truth of Christianity, but was free from the eccentricity and enthusiasm of Tertullian.
His style is plain and lucid ; though animated and sometimes rheto­rical, it is yet not free from harsh and barbarous ex­pressions : he treats of his subject with calmness and dignity, and is on the whole a pleasing writer, and superior to his contemporaries.
Arnobius is a writer worthy to be studied not only by theologians, but also by philo-logers.
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 ARNOBIUS THE ELDER - LoveToKnow Article on ARNOBIUS THE ELDER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But this story seems rather improbable; R Arnobius speaks contemptuously of dreams, and besides, his ri~ rk bears no traces of having been written in a short time, or n having been revised by a Christian bishop.
In the first book Arnobius carefully discusses gr is complaint; he shows that the allegation of greater calam- of Cs having come upon men since the Christian era is false; le d that, even if it were true, it could by no means be attributed It the Christians.
The opinions si Arnobius, as appears from the commentary, are semi- in elagian.
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 Arnobius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arnobius of Sicca (ca 303 A.D.) was a Christian apologist, during the reign of Diocletian (284-305).
According to Jerome's Chronicle Arnobius before his conversion was a distinguished rhetorician at Sicca Venerea in Proconsular Africa, and owed his conversion to a premonitory dream.
Arnobius is a vigorous apologist for the Christian faith, more earnest in his defence of Christianity than correct in his tenets.
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 Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. VI
Arnobius has been most unjustly neglected in modern times; but some excuse for this may be found in the fact that even less attention seems to have been paid to him in the ages immediately succeeding his own.
Arnobius comes before us in Sicca; we are made spectators of two scenes of his life there, and the rest-the beginning and the end-are shrouded in darkness.
This translation of Arnobius was begun in the hope that it would be possible to adhere throughout to the text of Orelli, and that very little attention to the various readings would be found necessary.
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 Arnobius, Instrumental Music Worship Teams
Arnobius notes the common theme that many "acts" of worship were really ways to insult the gods who were known to be evil.
Arnobius could be speaking of the Apis worship at Mount Sinai while God was giving the written Book of the Covenant.
Arnobius observes that it would be more God-like for Jupiter to change the man's mind than to threaten him with the death of his sons.
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 ARNOBIUS AGAINST THE HEATHEN, V1
Arnobius comes before us in Sicca; we are made spectators of two scenes of his life there, and the rest--the beginning and the end--are shrouded in darkness.
Such a man as Arnobius must have been among the first to be assailed, hut we hear of him no more.
It is evident that with regard to the Jews and the Old Testament Arnobius was in a state of perfect ignorance; for he confounds the Sadducees with the Pharisees,(2) makes no allusion to the history of the Israelites, and shows that he was not acquainted with their forms of sacrifice.(3)
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 Arnobius Against the Heathen. (Adversus Gentes.) Book I
Because of his former paganism, Arnobius was suspected, notably by the local bishop, and as a pledge of his conviction he composed the seven books Adversus nationes (c.
Coleridge is one of the many who have disparaged Arnobius, but he always talked like an inspired madman, and often contradicted himself.
Enough to say, that, emerging from gross heathenism in mature life, and forced to learn as he could what is now taught to Christian children, our author is a witness to the diffusion of truth in his day.
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 Paulist Press -- This is in many ways the most remarkable patristic document now extant, the last surviving apology ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arnobius of Sicca: The Case Against the Pagans, Vol.
This is in many ways the most remarkable patristic document now extant, the last surviving apology composed before the end of the persecutions.
Arnobius of Sicca The Case Against the PagansNewly Translated and Annotated by George E. McCracken, Ph.D., F.A.A.R.Volume OneSaint Jerome's Testimonies on Arnobius…2Introduction…3Text…58Book One: Pagan Slanders of the Christians Refuted…58Book Two: Attack on Philosophy: The Mortality of the Soul…114Book Three: Pagan Gods are Really Anthropomorphic…192Notes…229Introduction…231Book One…268Book Two…301Book Three…348(Index in Vol.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.09.06
The fourth section explores the rejection by Arnobius of the attempts of pagan readers to interpret pagan myths partly allegorically and partly literally.
According to Arnobius, this is an arbitrary approach since it is unclear which parts are to be read as allegory and which parts as reality and why.
Arnobius is well versed in the history of magic, and his assumption of its oriental origin is based on the traditional (pagan) list of the inventors of magic (Chaldeians, Persians, Egyptians), to whom Arnobius adds the Indians and the Armenians.
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 Handbook of Patrology: First Period, Section VI: WESTERN WRITERS OF THE THIRD CENTURY
Arnobius was at that time a fervent pagan, pious even to superstition, and a declared enemy of the Christian religion.
Arnobius assumes the offensive and censures lism, both official and popular, and its philosophy.
Very often Arnobius has not the right notion of the things of which he speaks, and does not employ the correct terms to describe them.
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 Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism: Notes: VIII. The Transformation of Paganism
Arnobius and Lactantius had previously developed this theme.
The conception of a supreme god, the sovereign of a hierarchical court, seems to have been of Persian origin, and to have been propagated by the magi and the mysteries of Mithra.
Arnobius, who got his inspiration from Cornelius Labeo (supra, ch.
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 OUP: Arnobius of Sicca: Simmons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arnobius of Sicca, in North Africa, was a Christian convert writing in the time of the Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd sentury AD.
Dr Simmons discusses the philosophical background of Arnobius, arguing convincingly that he belonged to the Platonic, not Epicurean, school of thought as has often been alleged.
This book will set Arnobius firmly on the map as a writer of condsiderable interest and importance, who made a significant contribution to the final triumph of Christianity over its Graeco-Roman competitors.
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 cybele
Also, she was always accompanied by two lions, one on each side of her, because she was known as the mistress of wild animals.
Arnobius was a recent convert to Christianity and was against Cybele.
As this is the story of Arnobius, he disagrees and questions many things, including the pine tree.
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 BMCR-L: BMCR 2004.09.06, Marin/Moreschini (edd.), Africa Cristiana
If, for instance, the theory of the ecstatic rapture of prophesy is closer to Montanism, the discussion of the divine Trinity, the issue of irremissible sin and the treatment of Montanist oracles demonstrate that Tertullian re-creates and modifies the ideas of Montanism.
Moreschini argues, by contrast, that Cyprian was well versed in pagan culture, as is clearly shown by Cyprian's knowledge of Stoicism, his use of the Aristotelian and Stoic explanation of the vexed question of human status rectus, and the many other literary echoes of pagan topoi contained in his texts.
A further interesting example of synkrisis of pagan and Christian models is the influence of Heliodorus and Iamblicus in the explanation of the antithei as ghosts, who deceive the believers during magic rites, rather than the more Christian interpretation of the antitheus as the Devil or the antichrist.
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/BMCR-L/2004/0363.php   (2686 words)

  
 Catholic Encyclopedia - The Church in China
The introduction of Christianity into China has been ascribed not only to the Apostle of India, St. Thomas, but also to St. Bartholomew.
In the third century, Arnobius, in "Adversus Gentes", speaks of the Seres, with the Persians and the Medes, as among the nations reached by "that new power which has arisen from the works done by the Lord and his Apostles".
Though there is evidence that Christianity existed in Mesopotamia and Persia during the fourth century, as evidenced by the persecutions which began in 345 under Sapor (309-379), there is no proof that it spread to China.
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 Robert Sungenis has recently written an article in response to portions of my book
Both attempt to justify their practice by claiming that to venerate the image is in reality to venerate the person represented by the image.
The full-orbed Arnobius reveals quite clearly that he condemns the rationale that Trent eventually adopted in its justification for the veneration of images.
I did not address Lanctantius because the explanation is the same for him as it is for Arnobius and Athenagoras.
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 Arnobius The Elder --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arnobius was born a pagan but had become a Christian by
Because of his former paganism, Arnobius was suspected, notably by the local bishop, …;
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 Footnotes
As the appearance of the moon is the same in some of its phases as in others, it is clear that Arnobius cannot mean that it has thirty distinct forms.
It is worthy of notice that although in this passage, as often elsewhere, Arnobius adheres pretty closely to the argument proposed by Clemens Alexandrinus, he even in such passages sometimes differs from it, and not at random.
Thus Clement speaks merely of a "stone," and Arnobius of an "unshaped stone." The former expression harmonizes with the words of Maximus Tyrius (Serm.
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 Examination of Conditional Immortality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
327 A.D.), a/k/a Arnobius the Elder, born a pagan and for many years was a vigorous opponent of Christianity.
From a warning in his dreams, Arnobius was converted to the faith and became a teacher of rhetoric at Sicca in Africa and numbered Lactantius among his pupils.
Arnobius seems as ignorant about the Bible as Minucius Felix.
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 Newman Reader - Callista - Chapter 8
"Not yet," answered Arnobius; "he is still a day-scholar of the old wolf's; one is like another; he could not change for the better: but I am his bully, and shall tutorize him some day.
They like to be men, and to dare the deeds of men; they talk freely, and take their swing in broad day.
Here is an anachronism, as regards Arnobius and Lactantius, of some twenty or thirty years.
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 Church History forum
Schaff says that Arnobius (pg 856) believed that the heathen gods are real but evil beings.
He must be wrong in that belief because, though we know that there are demons, the heathen gods do not exist.
Arnobius and others (even the Bible) uses the word to refer to created beings, fallen angels, evil celestial beings, and in that sense the heathen gods were indeed real.
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 An Account Of The Holy Baptism Of The Martyrs In The Fourth Century
At the close of the third century the eminent Arnobius was introduced, and inasmuch as his life extended from one century into the other we refer to him again here in the beginning of the fourth century.
This Arnobius follows us also in the beginning of this century, namely through the years 301, 302, 303, 304; and having not abandoned his previous views regarding this matter, he confirms them with the following testimonies.
Although these words of Arnobius are somewhat obscure, yet they contain light- enough, to emit rays of divine truth concerning the matter of baptism.
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 Footnotes
That Arnobius had good reason to appeal to this scepticism as a fact, is evident from the lines of Juvenal (ii.
This is certainly a suspicious reading, but Arnobius indulges occasionally in similar vague expressions.
132); and to these Arnobius refers sarcastically, as though they had been calls to awake, and lullabies to sing her asleep.
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 Arnobius - Ante-Nicene - Writing of the Early Church Fathers on StudyLight.org
Arnobius - Ante-Nicene - Writing of the Early Church Fathers on StudyLight.org
The Seven Books of Arnobius Against the Heathen.
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 History of Opinions on the Scriptural Doctrine of Retribution: Justin and Arnobius on Annihilation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We referred especially to Justin, the Martyr, and Arnobius.
Arnobius believed the fact to be that the wicked will be annihilated, in the manner above stated.
We reply, he was an African, from Sicca in Numidia, once a teacher of rhetoric and an opponent of Christianity.
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 Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian - Questia Online Library
Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian - Questia Online Library
Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian
Publication Information: Book Title: Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian.
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