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date: 01 December 2022


, of Alexandria (1), patriarch


, of Alexandria (1), patriarch
  • John F. Matthews


Theophilus (3) of *Alexandria (1), patriarch 385–412 ce, was no thinker but a zealous pastor who vigorously suppressed Egyptian paganism (he was instrumental in destroying the great temple of *Sarapis at Alexandria in 391: see serapion(1)) and advanced the power of his see by opposing John Chrysostom of Constantinople. He is presented in hostile spirit in the writings of *Jerome but in a kind light in Synesius' letters.


  • Roman Myth and Religion

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