Early Christian Missions from Alexandria to “India”. Institutional Transformations and Geographical Identifications

Augustinianum 51 (1):221-231 (2011)
Abstract
This article first deals with Pantaenus’s mission to India, which began in Alexandria through the private initiative of Pantaenus, the teacher of Clement who was also well known to Origen. In the age of Athanasius (fourth century), another mission to India was organised in Alexandria, and this time the bishop himself took the initiative to send missionaries. Meanwhile in Alexandria the episcopacy had gained strength, and the head of the Didaskaleion – Didymus, a follower of Origen – was then appointed by the bishop, whereas neither Pantaenus nor Clement were so appointed. The article also discusses to which “India” the mission was directed. Generally, it is considered to have been Ethiopia, but in fact it might have been India
Keywords Catholic Tradition  History of Philosophy  Major Philosophers  Philosophy and Religion  Religious Studies
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DOI 10.5840/agstm201151110
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