The following text is from Irving Hexham's Concise Dictionary of Religion, first published by InterVarsity Press, Carol Stream, USA, 1994, second edition, Regent College Press, Vancouver, 1999.

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XENOPHANES OF COLOPHON (570-470 B.C.): Greek SKEPTICAL philosopher who noted the ANTHROPOMORPHIC character of many RELIGIONS pointing out that the Egyptians pictured their GODS like Egyptians while the Greeks saw them in the image of Greeks.


XENOPHON (430-355 B.C.): Greek writer who makes SOCRATES his hero in his Symposium and defends him against the charge of ATHEISM in his Memorabilia.