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Fathers of the Church

From the Apology for the Christian Religion


Quadratus defends the power of Christ by citing some of his miracles.


Taken from a collection of remains of the second and third centuries. This fragment is from Quadratus' defense of Christianity to Emperor Hadrian, in order to compel him to forbid the persecution of the Christians during his stay in Athens.

by Quadratus in Early to middle second century. | translated by Rev. B. P. Pratten

OUR Saviour's works, moreover, were always present: for they were real, consisting of those who had been healed of their diseases, those who had been raised from the dead; who were not only seen whilst they were being healed and raised up, but were afterwards constantly present. Nor did they remain only during the sojourn of the Saviour on earth, but also a considerable time after His departure; and, indeed, some of them have survived even down to our own times.

Taken from "The Early Church Fathers and Other Works" originally published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. in English in Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning in 1867. (ANF 8, Roberts and Donaldson). The digital version is by The Electronic Bible Society, P.O. Box 701356, Dallas, TX 75370, 214-407-WORD.

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