Hermias (apologist)

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Hermias (sometimes Hermias Philosophus or Hermias the Philosopher; Greek: Ἑρμείας) was an obscure Christian Apologist, presumed to have lived in 3rd century. Nothing is known of him, except his name. He wrote a Derision of gentile philosophers, a short parody on Greek philosophy themes (the nature of the body, the soul, the world). From Paul's statement in the Letter to the Corinthians that "all worldly knowledge is madness from God" he affirms that all philosophical doctrines come from the apostasy of the angels and therefore wrong and laughable. Hermias relies rather on cynical and skeptical culture critique and on philosophical biographies and anedoctes than in their real writings if he had ever read them.

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