Victorinus of Pettau
(d. c. 304)

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Synopsis

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.

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Primary Sources

Book or monograph Jerome, Lives of Illustrius Men 74.
Book or monograph Jerome, Letters 58.10; 70.5
On-line Resource Victorinus (Christian Classic Ethereal Library)

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Secondary Sources

Book or monograph F.L. Cross, The Early Christian Fathers. Studies in Theology 1. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1960. Hbk. p.187.
On-line Resource F.F. Bruce, "The Earliest Latin Commentary on the Apocalypse," The Evangelical Quarterly 10.4 (Oct. 1938): 352-366.View in PDF format

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Biographies

St. Victorinus (Leon Clugnet)

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