I just think that it is fascinating how someone vilified in one area
of Christianity, is sanctified in another.
Certain pagan philosophers were thought of by Church
fathers, to be Christians, because they philosophized about the Logos and therefore must have known Jesus. Heraclitus, Socrates
(Jn. 1.1) In the beginning was the Word (Logos) and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
The sibyl (Delphic?, Cumae??) was said to have prophesied the coming of Jesus and therefore was also considered to be a Christian