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Antiochene Theology
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Unlike Alexandrian theology, Antiochene theology is not associated with an ongoing academic institution or catechetical school but is defined primarily by a specific form of teaching and exegetical method employed by individual scholars. These include – after initial beginnings under Theophilus of Antioch (c. 180) – the 3rd-century Sophist Malchion and his opponent Paul of Samosata. Toward the end of the 3rd century, Lucian of Antioch (died 312) founded a didaskaleion. By the 5th century at the latest, leading Eusebians and Homoeans were linked to L…

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Bruns, Peter, “Antiochene Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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