Celsus

ByBible Blender

May 16, 2017

Celsus was a 2nd-century Greek philosopher and opponent of early Christianity.  His book, The True Word, is the earliest known comprehensive attack on Christianity. The work itself was lost but accounts remain in the writings of an early Christian father, Origen, who refuted Celsus’ writings with direct quotes from Celsus’ work.  Celsus’ claims included his theory that Jesus’ father was a Roman soldier name Pantera and that Jesus’ miracles were miracles by sorcery.