St. Hyginus I, Pope of Rome
Pope from c. 136-c. 140, St. Hyginius is thought to have been a
philosopher before his conversion to Christianity. During his reign, the
Gnostics began to preach their heresy, and the chief proponents of
Gnosticism, Valentinus and Cerdo, are supposed to have visited Rome at
Karen Rae Keck
- Dennis Michelis:
St. Hyginus, (1987).
Ten Greek Popes
(Mplis.: Light & Life, 1987).
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