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Æneas of Gaza

V/VI Centuries
A major apologist who attempted to reconcile Neoplatonism with Christianity, Æneas of Gaza was a contemporary and friend of Procopius of Gaza, as appears from his letters. His dialogue Theophrastus, while attempting to retain as much of Platonic/Neoplatonic thought as possible, rejects the eternity of matter and pre-existence of the soul, but defends the doctrine of the resurrection.

Norman Hugh Redington


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