Gregory of Elvira
d. after 392. Bishop of Elvira (Eliberis) near Granada, and greatly esteemed as a defender of Nicene orthodoxy and an opponent of Arianism. After the death of Lucifer of Calaris (whose decision not to pardon those who became Arians at the  he approved), he became head of the followers (Luciferians) of Lucifer. Later he also attacked Priscillianism.* Recent research has restored his claim to literary fame by ascribing to him books that were thought to have been written by others: e.g., De fide orthodoxa, a defense of the use of homoousios; Tractatus Origensis, twenty essays (homilies) each arising from a text of Scripture; and Tractatus de epithalamio, homilies on the . Gregory's exegesis of the Bible was allegorical.