One of the early Apologists, which arose near the end of the 2nd Century in response to criticism from scholars outside of Christianity. As a young man, he searched energetically for truth in a variety of philosophical schools: first as a Stoic, than a Pythagorean, then a Platonist. But none of them satisfied until an old man urged him to turn to the Jewish prophets, whereupon he became a Christian. Eventually stood trial in Rome, under persecution, for his Christian faith.
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