Key Facts:

Date 338/339
Location Alexandria
Alternative Name “Mareotic” council of Egypt
Summoned by Athanasius
Purpose To gain support for Athanasius, who had recently returned from exile
Key Event An encyclical letter was sent out to gain the aforementioned support
Ancient Description Athanasius, Apologia Contra Arianos

Surviving Documents:

Encyclical Letter (Athanasius, Apologia Contra Arianos 3-19)


Simonetti, M. “Alexandria” in The Encyclopedia of the Early Church, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).

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Last updated: 11-2-2010

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