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Documents written by the heads of the Catechetical School in Alexandria: From Mark to Clement

Verbum et Ecclesia

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Title Documents written by the heads of the Catechetical School in Alexandria: From Mark to Clement
Creator Oliver, Willem H.; Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa
Subject Church History Catechetical School; Alexandria; heads of school; Mark the evangelist; Athenagoras; Pantaenus; Clement
Description The Catechetical School in Alexandria has delivered a number of prolific scholars and writers during the first centuries of the Common Era, up to its demise by the end of the 4th century. These scholars have produced an extensive collection of documents of which not many are extant. Fortunately, there are many references to these documents supplying us with an idea of the content thereof. As the author could not find one single source containing all the documents written by the heads of the School, he deemed it necessary to list these documents, together with a short discussion of it where possible. This article only discusses the writings of the following heads: Mark the Evangelist, Athenagoras, Pantaenus and Clement, covering the period between approximately 40 CE and the end of the 2nd century. The follow-up article discusses the documents of the heads who succeeded them.Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: The potential results of the proposed research are a full detailed list of all the documents being written by the heads of the School in Alexandria. The disciplines involved are (Church) History, Theology and Antiquity. These results will make it easier for future researchers to work on these writers.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor None
Date 2017-11-10
Type — Historical Inquiry
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ve.v38i1.1766
Source Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 38, No 1 (2017); 11 pages
Language en
Coverage North Africa Early Church Period Na.