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A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography

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Abercius, Bishop of Hierapolis Abgar Acacius (7), Patriarch of Constantinople
Acacius, Bishop of Beroea Acacius, Bishop of Caesarea Acephali
Adamantius (1). Aerius, Founder of the Heretical Sect of the Aerians Aetius, Arian Sect Founder and Head
Africanus, Julius Agapetus, Bishop of Rome Agatha
Agnes Agnoetae Alaric
Albanus Albion Alexander I., Bishop of Rome
Alexander, Bishop of Hierapolis Euphratensis Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem Alexander, of Alexandria
Alexander, of Byzantium Alogians, or Alogi Ambrosiaster, or Pseudo-Ambrosius
Ambrosius of Alexandria Ambrosius of Greece Ambrosius of Milan
Ammon (or Amon), Saint Ammonius Ammonius Saccas
Amphilochius, Archbishop of Iconium Amphilochius, Bishop of Sida Anastasia. [See Chrysogonus.]
Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome Anastasius Ii, Bishop of Rome Anastasius Sinaita
Anastasius, a Presbyter of Antioch Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople Anatolius, Bishop of Laodicea in Syria Prima
Ancyra, Seven Martyrs Of Andreas of Caesarea Andreas Samosatensis of Samosata
Anicetus, Bishop of Rome Anomoeans Anonomastus
Anthimus, Bishop of Tyana Anthropolatrae Anthropomorphitae
Antidikomarianitae Antiochus, Bishop of Ptolemais Antipopes
Antoninus, Pius, Emperor Antonius Aphraat (Aphrahat, Farhad
Aphthartodocetae, a Sect of the Monophysites Apion Apolinaris, or Apolinarius Claudius
Apollinarianism Apollinaris the Younger, Bishop of Laodicea Apollinaris, Saint and Mart
Apollinaris, the Elder, of Alexandria Apollonius of Ephesus Apollonius of Tyana
Apollonius, M. Apostolic Fathers Apostolici
Apphianus, or Appianus, or Amphianus, M Aquila Archelaus, Supposed Bishop of Carchar
Arethas, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia Arinthaeus, a General Under Valens Aristides, of Athens
Henry Wace
Henry Wace

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Designed to render to a wider circle, alike of clergy and of laity, the service which, as is generally admitted, has been rendered to the learned world by The Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects, and Doctrines, published under the editorship of Dr. Wace and the late Dr. Wm. Smith, about twenty years ago, in four large volumes.

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