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By Norman Russell

If Theophilus of Alexandria turns out a minor determine this present day, the reason is, we persist in seeing him during the eyes of adversarial modern witnesses, each one of whom had his personal purposes for diminishing Theophilus’ stature. actually, he used to be one of many maximum bishops of the Theodosian period, who performed an incredible position in an important section of the Roman Empire’s transformation right into a Christian society.

Norman Russell's new review of Theophilus exhibits him as an capable theologian, knowledgeable ecclesiastical legal professional, a hugely expert orator and, unusually, a religious instructor. The introductory part examines his efforts to Christianize an Egypt nonetheless denominated through its nice temples and his battles to take care of the pre-eminence of the Alexandrian Church in an age of fast swap. The texts, such a lot of them translated right into a sleek language for the 1st time, show the complete energy and variety of his thinking.

Thoephilus of Alexandria brings again into concentration a determine who has lengthy been overlooked within the research of early Christianity and should offer scholars and teachers with a clean viewpoint, now not least during the translation of texts, for the 1st time, into English.

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