Alexandrian school


Definition of Alexandrian school

  1. 1 :  the school of literature, science, and philosophy that flourished at Alexandria while that city was ruled by the Greeks and the Romans

  2. 2 :  an ante-Nicene school of patristic philosophy developed slightly later than the African school, taking its rise from Pantaenus, including Clement and Origen, and centered in Alexandria

  3. 3 :  a succession of Alexandrine Christian theologians who, in the 5th century and later, in the Christological debates against the theologians of Antioch, stressed the divinity and unity of Jesus Christ

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Origin and Etymology of alexandrian school


First Known Use: 1693

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