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Published: 19 February 1987

160 Pages

ISBN: 9780195041514

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On the True Doctrine

A Discourse Against the Christians

Translated by R. Joseph Hoffman

On the True Doctrine, a polemic written in the second century by the Greek philosopher Celsus--an important early opponent of the Christian church--has survived only as quoted by the Christian author Origen in his extensive refutation, Contra Celsum. Hoffmann's translation extracts from Origen and reconstructs the main order of Celsus' argument, providing the first complete English translation of the work. The text also includes a detailed introduction and explanatory notes throughout.