category for the Christology and the exegesis of theologians associated
with the patriarchate of Alexandria.
of Christ from the Hagia Sophia Church in Constantinople
In Christology the
principal emphasis of Alexandrian theology is on the unity of Christ's
divinity and humanity. The union of the two natures is described as "hypostatic"
or "personal" and it is taught that the Logos of God assumes flesh but
that the logos does not have two natures. Origen
and Cyril of Alexandria were among
the most influential representatives of this school. Exegetes of the Alexandrian
schooloften used allegorical methods of interpretation. Not all theologians
associated by scholars with Alexandrian theology worked in Alexandria.