Ignatius of Antioch and Archons

St Ignatius of Antioch seems to make a distinction between Archons and Angels.
* In Symrn. 6.1 he mentions the glory of angels and archontes.
*In Trall. 5.1 he mentions the place of angels and the gathering of archontikas.
*In Diognetus 7.2 he mentions that Christ did not send an angel or an archon into the world.
What do we make of this?  I don’t know.  It’s just interesting that Ignatius seems to posit a category beside that of angels and demons.
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Interests include patristics, the role of the soul in the human person, analytic theology, Reformed Scholasticism
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One Response to Ignatius of Antioch and Archons

  1. John Henry Newman had a similar idea. You also find glimpses of it in CS Lewis’ writings, the idea of intermediate elemental beings.

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