Do You Know This Man?
During his lifetime he experienced much violent persecution himself. As a noted theologian and teacher, his following grew so large as to make other church leaders envious, thereby drawing their ire instead of camaraderie.
A biographer wrote: "A man of broad compassion and deep insight, he insisted the Christian faith could not be isolated from the world. Instead he attempted to always relate Biblical faith to the culture in which he lived."
He was born in Alexandria in 185. He died at 69 due to lingering illness and infection, the result of beatings he took for his faith in Jesus. Do you think you know this man?