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Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Ignatius of Antioch, Saint (d. c.A.D. 100), Christian bishop of Antioch, condemned to death in Trajan's reign. Ignatius wrote 7 letters (now precious early church documents) in which “Catholic Church” was first used to denote Christians everywhere, and in which he tried to prove that Docetism, a doctrine that held that Jesus' bodily sufferings were only “appearance,” was heresy.

See also: Christianity.

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