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Antiochene Theology

Malchion, a converted Sophist of the second half of the third century a.d., is sometimes regarded as the founder of the Antiochene School of theology. He gained prominence as an opponent of [[Paul of Samosata]], whose heretical views were condemned at Antioch in 268. But the originator of the distinctive Antiochene emphasis was Diodore, later bishop of Tarsus (d. c.390), the instructor of [[John Chrysostom]] and [[Theodore of Mopsuestia]]. Earlier Lucian, one of the ablest biblical scholars of his time, went to Antioch (c.260-65) and became the teacher of Arius and Eusebius of Nicomedia (he cannot with certainty be held responsible for their heretical views).