Theophilus of Alexandria

Krastu Banev, Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy. Oxford University Press, 2015.

A contextualized literary-historical approach offers new insights into the life and reputation of Theophilus of Alexandria (385-412). This work examines the Festal Letters of Theophilus and identifies the importance of classical rhetorical theory as a methodological tool for the interpretation of relevant historical data; it focuses on the so-called First Origenist Controversy, the condemnation of Origen in AD 400 in Alexandria, and the punishment and expulsion of his monastic followers from the Egyptian desert.

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