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Publication details for Dr Krastu Banev

Banev, K. (2018). 'Theophilus of Alexandria'. In Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online. Hunter, David G., van Geest, Paul J.J. & Peerbolte, Bert Jan Lietaert Brill.

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It is only in the 20th century that Theophilos was granted scholarly attention in his own right (see Opitz, Lazatti, Favale, Löhr). As far as English language research is concerned, it is to the labors of N. Russell (2007) that we are indebted for a complete presentation and translation of the works of Theophilos. This new wave of research has also shown Theophilos making an important contribution to Eucharistic theology, his teaching here anticipating that of his nephew and successor, Cyril. In the concluding section of his Homily on the Last Supper, preache…