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Peter of Alexandria

(d. 311)

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Arius

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(d. 336), heresiarch.

Probably born in Libya between c.260 and 280, he was ordained in Alexandria and put in charge of one of the main churches there. About 319 he came forward as...

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Catechetical School of Alexandria

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A Christian school in Alexandria, concerned with advanced teaching in theology and with a succession of teachers in charge from the 2nd to the 4th cent., is depicted by Philip Sidetes (5th...

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Hieracas of Leontopolis

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(2nd–3rd cent.),

a leader of the monastic movement in Egypt. He upheld the pre-existence of souls and the spiritual nature of the resurrection body; Peter of Alexandria's...

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Melitian Schisms

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1 Melitius, Bp. of Lycopolis in Egypt, regarded as too lax the terms laid down c.306 by Peter, Bp. of Alexandria, for the return of those who had lapsed under persecution. He...

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Oxyrhynchus Papyri

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

The collection of papyri found from 1897 onwards at Oxyrhynchus, c.10 miles W. of the Nile. It includes the MSS of ‘Sayings of Jesus’.

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Wednesday

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The day of the week before Thursday and following Tuesday. Recorded from Old English (in the form Wōdnesdæg) it is named after the Germanic god Odin, and is the equivalent of late Latin Mer...

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