Search this journal:     Advanced search
Original Research

Documents written by the heads of the Catechetical School in Alexandria: From Origen to Rhodon

Willem H. Oliver

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 38, No 1 (2017), 12 pages. doi: 10.4102/ve.v38i1.1767

Submitted: 02 May 2017
Published:  10 November 2017


The first article of this series of two discusses and notes the documents written by the heads of the Catechetical School in Alexandria – from Mark the Evangelist to Clement of Alexandria – covering the period between approximately 40 CE and the end of the 2nd century. This article covers the period from the beginning of the 3rd century, starting with Origen and ending with Rhodon and the demise of the Catechetical School in Alexandria at the end of the 4th century. As the author could not find one single source containing all the documents written by the heads of the School, he deemed it necessary to list these documents, together with a short discussion of it where possible.

Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: The potential results of the proposed research are a full detailed list of all the documents being written by the heads of the School in Alexandria. The disciplines involved are (Church) History, Theology and Antiquity. These results will make it easier for future researchers to work on these writers.

Full Text:  |  HTML  |  EPUB  |  XML  |  PDF (3MB)

Author affiliations

Willem H. Oliver, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa, South Africa


Catechetical School; Alexandria; Africa; Origen; Dionysius Magnus; Theognostus; Pierius; Peter the Martyr; Serapion; Macarius Politicus; Didymus the Blind; Rhodon


Total abstract views: 33
Total article views: 45


No related citations found

Comments on this article

Before posting your comment, please read our policy.
Post a Comment (Login required)

ISSN: 1609-9982 (print) | ISSN: 2074-7705 (online)

Connect on: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube

Subscribe to our newsletter

All articles published in this journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, unless otherwise stated.

Website design & content: ©2017 AOSIS (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved. No unauthorised duplication allowed.

AOSIS Publishing | Empowering Africa through access to knowledge
Postnet Suite #110, Private Bag X19, Durbanville, South Africa, 7551
Tel: 086 1000 381 
Tel: +27 21 975 2602 
Fax: 086 5004 974

publishing(AT) replace (AT) with @

Please read the privacy statement.