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Alexandrian theology

Alexandrian theology  

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A modern designation for a style of theology associated with the Church of Alexandria. It is particularly used (in contrast to Antiochene theology) of forms of belief which emphasized the Divine ...
Didymus the Blind

Didymus the Blind  

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(c.313–98), Alexandrian theologian. He was a staunch Nicene in trinitarian theology, but he was condemned as an Origenist at the Council of Constantinople in 553, and much of his vast literary output ...
Origen

Origen  

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(c. 185–c. 254),Christian scholar and theologian, probably born in Alexandria. His most famous work was the Hexapla, an edition of the Old Testament with six or more parallel versions. His ...
St Demetrius

St Demetrius  

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(d. 231/2), Bp. of Alexandria from 189. At first he supported Origen, whom he recognized as head of the Catechetical School in the city c.202. Later, when Origen preached in Palestine while still a ...
St Dionysius the Great

St Dionysius the Great  

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(d. c.264), Bp. of Alexandria from 248. He fled from the city in the Decian persecution (250) and was banished in that of Valerian (257). He took part in various important controversies. He decided ...
St Pantaenus

St Pantaenus  

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(d. c.190). A convert from Stoicism, he taught at Alexandria from c.180 until his death. Eusebius describes him as head of the Catechetical School and says that he preached in ‘India’. Feast day, 7 ...
Theognostus

Theognostus  

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(3rd cent.), Alexandrian ecclesiastical writer. Philip Sidetes states that he was head of the Catechetical School, but no other ancient authority gives him such a position. He elaborated a system of ...

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