An introduction to the apocriticus of macarius magnes cannot be written on the ordinary lines this is the first time that it has been introduced to english readers and those who wish to study it in the original greek will find it very difficult to obtain a copy of the only edition. For more than 10 centuries macarius magnes the apocriticus teetered on the verge of extinction falling in and out of theological favor only one greek manuscript was known when t w crafer produced this first english translation structured in a question answer format the apocriticus uses a well known aristotelian polemical and literary strategy similar to thomas aquinas summa . Macarius magnes makarios magnes jeremy m schott mark j edwards transl translated with introduction and commentary by jeremy m schott and mark j edwards the apocriticus purports to be the record of a four day public debate between a pagan philosopher whom the text calls simply the hellene and the author macarius a christian rhetor. Pvii n1 the full title is again first given in somewhat different form as the apocriticus or monogenes to the greeks of macarius magnes concerning the questions and answers in dispute in the new testament 3 pviii n1 macarius replies to two questions in one answer 4
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