We have very little information about Victorinus apart from two snippets: he was bishop of Pattau in Pannonia and suffered martyrdom under emperor Diocletian. Almost all of his works are lost, a fact that is probably due to his posthumous condemnation as a heretic in late fifth-early sixth century. His heresy was to hold to millennarianism (better known today as premillennialism) - the belief that Christ would return and rule with his saints on earth for a thousand years.
|Jerome, Lives of Illustrius Men 74.|
|Jerome, Letters 58.10; 70.5|
|Victorinus (Christian Classic Ethereal Library)|
|F.L. Cross, The Early Christian Fathers. Studies in Theology 1. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1960. Hbk. p.187.|
|F.F. Bruce, "The Earliest Latin Commentary on the Apocalypse," The Evangelical Quarterly 10.4 (Oct. 1938): 352-366.|
|St. Victorinus (Leon Clugnet)|