Methodius of Olympus- Jonah and the Resurrection

(from Fragments) The history of Jonah contains a great mystery. For it seems that the whale signifies Time, which never stands still, but is always going on, and consumes the things which are made by long and shorter intervals. But Jonah, who fled from the presence of God, is himself the first man who, having…

Methodius of Olympus- On the Resurrection

(from The Discourse on the Resurrection, c. 300 A.D.) Since flesh was made to border on incorruption and corruption, being itself neither the one nor the other, and was overcome by corruption for the sake of pleasure, though it was the work of property of incorruption; therefore it became corruptible, and was laid in the…