Alexandrian school

noun

Definition of Alexandrian school

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

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Alexandrian school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alexandrian%20school. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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