#1777 Overall Influence

Athanasius of Alexandria

Patriarch of Alexandria


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Athanasius I of Alexandria , also called Athanasius the Great, Athanasius the Confessor or, primarily in the Coptic Orthodox Church, Athanasius the Apostolic, was the 20th bishop of Alexandria . His intermittent episcopacy spanned 45 years , of which over 17 encompassed five exiles, when he was replaced on the order of four different Roman emperors. Athanasius was a Christian theologian, a Church Father, the chief defender of Trinitarianism against Arianism, and a noted Coptic Christian leader of the fourth century.

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Catechetical School of Alexandria

Christian seminary, 2nd-4th centuries

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#37 World Rank
Religious Studies
#1005 World Rank