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A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography

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Caecilia, Saint, Roman Lady Caecilianus, Archdeacon and Bishop of Carthage Caesarius, Bishop of Arles
Caesarius, Bishop of Chrysostom Caesarius, of Nazianzus Cainites
Caius, Ecclesiastical Writer Caius, Pope Calandio or Calendio, Bishop of Antioch
Calligonus, Eunuch and Chamberlain to Valentinian Ii Callistus, Pope Caprasius Presbyter at Lerins
Capreolus, Bishop of Carthage Caracalla, the Nickname of M. Aurelius Severus Antoninus Bassianus Caritas, Martyr
Carpocrates, Philospher Cassianus (11) Johannes, Founder of Western Monachism Cassianus, Bishop of Autun
Cassianus, Julius, a Heretical Teacher Cassiodorus (or Rather, Cassiodorius) Magnus Aurelius Catharine, Martyr of Alexandria
Caulacau Celsus, Polemical Adversary of Christianity Cerdo, Gnostic Teacher
Cerinthus, Opponent of Saint John Christopher, a Martyr of Universal Fame Chromatius, Bishop of Aquileia
Chrysippus, Guardian of the Holy Cross Chrysogonus, Martyr Under Diocletian Chrysologus, Petrus, Archbishop of Ravenna
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople Claudius, the Emperor Clemens Romanus of Rome
Clemens, Flavius, First Cousin of Domitian Clement of Alexandria Clementine Literature
Cletus or Anacletus, Bishop of Rome Clovis, King of Salian Franks Coelestinus, Commonly Called Celestine, B.P. Of Rome
Coelestius, Heretic of Hibernian Scots Coelicolae Colluthus, Presbyter and Sect Founder
Collyridians Columba (1) Columcille Columbanus, Abbat of Luxeuil and Bobbio
Comgall Commodianus Commodus
Constans I Constantinus I Constantinus Ii, the Eldest Son of Constantine the Great
Constantius I, Flavius Valerius, Emperor Constantius Ii, Son of Constantius Cornelius, Bishop of Rome
Cosmas (1) and Damianus, Silverless Martyrs Cosmas (3), Indian Navigator Cyprianus (1) Thascius Caecilius
Cyra Cyriac, Patriarch of Constantinople Cyrillus (13), Hagiologist
Cyrillus, Archbishop of Alexandria Cyrillus, Bishop of Jerusalem
Henry Wace
Henry Wace

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Designed to render to a wider circle, alike of clergy and of laity, the service which, as is generally admitted, has been rendered to the learned world by The Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects, and Doctrines, published under the editorship of Dr. Wace and the late Dr. Wm. Smith, about twenty years ago, in four large volumes.

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