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Alexandrian School of Theology
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At the end of the 2nd century the capital of Egypt, Alexandria, with its scientific traditions, proved to be the most favourable situation for the development of Christian theology. The first Ptolemies, by installing famous libraries, had already created the conditions which made possible the intellectual ferment which was to affect all branches of science in the Hellenistic era. Classical scholarship and philosophy, of neo-Platonist tinge were particularly stimulating for Christian thinkers. It…

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Friedrich Normam, “Alexandrian School of Theology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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