Which Also Comes From Asia

It is certain that, following his condemnation in Rome around 172, Tatian (c. 110-180) author of the Gospel harmony called the Diatessaron, returned to his homeland of Assyria, probably to Adiabene [modern Erbil, Iraq]. He characterized himself as proud to be an Assyrian and scorned the Hellenistic world. His ‘Address to the Greek’ ends as follows: ‘In every way the East excels and most of all in its religion, the Christian religion, which also comes from Asia and is far older and truer than all the philosophies and crude religious myths of the Greeks.’

Baumer, The Church of the East, p. 21

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