Note 020
From Chapter 21 of the Decline & Fall

The Platonists admired the beginning of the Gospel of St. John, as containing an exact transcript of their own principles. Augustine, The City of God, x. 29. Amelius apud Cyril. advers Julian 1. viii. p. 283. But in the third and fourth centuries the Platonists of Alexandria might improve their Trinity by the secret study of the Christian theology.

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