1. Education

Catechetical School of Alexandria



The first institution of higher learning for Christians, founded in the late-2nd century CE in Alexandria, Egypt. Famous for its leaders, such as Clement and Origen, it was a center of study based on allegorical interpretation of the bible, and exhibited a direct development of traditional Greek philosophy and Christian belief. (The School of Alexandria was mirrored against the School of Antioch which stressed the literal interpretation of the bible.)

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