an ecclesiastical writer for the Church wrote five books on the true
transition of the Apostolic Tradition in a most simple style.
Writing about himself, he showed that his conversion was not without
reason but that it was the result of deliberation on his
delighted by the doctrines of Plato and hearing only slanders
against Christians, Hegesippus saw that they were afraid neither of
death nor of anything else ordinarily looked upon as fearful.
It is impossible for such persons, he concluded, to be living in
wickedness and pleasure; for pleasure-loving or intemperate men will
not welcome death and will not easily give up present
this time, Serennius Granianus, wrote Adrian on behalf of the
Christians. Adrian, in turn, commanded Minucius Fundanus to
condemn no Christians without an indictment and a well-grounded
accusation. This epistle of Adrian is a legal edict of human
justice unsurpassed even today. (c. 138 A.D.)