The Roots of Orthodox Theology: Saints, Bishops & Theologians

Why are they important?

Subdivisions for Studying Patristics

Other Analytical Divisions in
Studying the Early Church

Earliest Influences – 2 Bishops

Ecumenical Councils

The Tradition of Alexandria …

Athanasius of Alexandria
(‘the Great’) (295-373)

Cyril of Alexandria (+c.444)

Antioch & Syria

Syria & Antioch (cont’d)

The Cappadocians
– Doctors of the Church

Cappadocians (cont’d)

Some Eastern Mothers

Mysticism & Microcosm

Iconlovers & Theology

End of the Millenium

The Later Byzantine Period

Byzantium & the Slavs

Modern Toronto Theologians

Some Modern Eastern Theologians

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