(120–173 CE)

A Christian Apologist in the east, who was not well received in the west. He was educated in Greek philosophy but regarded Greek civilization as evil. He compiled a life of Christ by weaving together the four gospels as used in the Syrian Church; this is called the Diatessaron. Its publication in the 2nd cent. (about 160 CE) is evidence of the widespread authority of the four gospels in the Church at that time.