Pertaining to Alexandria, an important city of Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great in 332 b. c.
related to Alexander the Great.
A school of Christian viewpoint and theology at Alexandria during the first five centuries; especially, the catechetical school of Alexandria, current in that city from first times during the Christianity right down to about a. d. 400, for the true purpose of instruction into the Christian belief, and distinguished when it comes to large attainments of its teachers in pagan along with Christian philosophy and literary works. Among its most famous directors had been St. Clement and Origen. This school was remarkable for its make an effort to accommodate Greek viewpoint to Christianity and utilize it in Christian teaching, thus antagonizing Judaizing views, according to which there clearly was and might be nothing in common between the two. In some of their types it tended regarding one severe to a philosophic rationalism, on the other to an idealizing mysticism. Alexandria stayed the main center of Christian theology right down to enough time associated with the Council of Chalcedon, a. d. 451.