Patience and time are my warriors, my champions, thought Kutuzov.
Here they are in line with non-Christian writers or culture-mockers like Lucian of Samosata; or graver spirits like Porphyry, who champions Neo-Platonism as a rival to Christianity, and does pioneer work in criticism by attacks on some of the Old Testament books.
SEVEN CHAMPIONS OF CHRISTENDOM, the name given in medieval tales to the seven national saints - of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Spain and Italy - i.e.
Together with Szilagyi, the Minister of Justice, Csaky was one of the most decided champions of obligatory civil marriage and of the rights of the Jews.
They put themselves forward as the champions of the Catholic religion, claiming liberty of conscience as well as political liberty for the native inhabitants of Ireland.