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Christians in Late Antique Alexandria

Roman Amphitheatre, Alexandria
Roman Amphitheatre, Alexandria
In late antiquity, the city of Alexandria was, and had long been, a crucible of religious traditions. It also developed into one of the most important centres of Christian social and cultural life, and theological reflection. The emergence of Christianity as a leading social, cultural and intellectual force – in conversation and conflict with other religious and social groups, and intellectual traditions – between the late third and fifth centuries is the main focus of classes for this module. The study of Christianity in Alexandria, in its interaction with other religions and traditions, serves up a rich menu of both specialist and general interest that allows students to develop and focus on a distinct topic for their research, while gaining insights into the wider late antique socio-cultural and intellectual context, and encountering a range of research questions, methodologies and approaches.