Bishops, Teachers, and Martyrs

Stephen J. Davis

in The Early Coptic Papacy

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9789774248306
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970436 | DOI:
Bishops, Teachers, and Martyrs

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This chapter examines the shaping of Episcopal authority in the Egyptian Church during the Age of Persecution. It focuses on the relationship between the Episcopal leadership and the church's theological school in Alexandria. It investigates the early attempts of Alexandrian bishops, from Demetrius to Peter I, to consolidate their authority and to begin to stake out the boundaries of theological orthodoxy.

Keywords: Episcopal authority; Egyptian Church; Age of Persecution; theological school; Alexandria; bishops; Demetrius; Peter I; theological orthodoxy

Chapter.  9170 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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