Arnobius the Elder

Arnobius the Elder
Birth 255
Death 327

Early Christian gnostic apologist. He started off ruthlessly persecuting Christians but Christ appeared to him one day and he suddenly changed his mind (just like Saint Paul, would you believe it!) and began defending the Christian faith just as ruthlessly instead. His mammoth seven tomes Against the Pagans were a sophisticated attempt to mock pagan traditions in lots of colourful detail.

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