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Dominant theology in the early Church of Alexandria. It favored Platonic view of the universe, with a stress on the dualism between God and the world, between spirit and matter. In its view of Christ, it stressed his divinity. In the interpretation of the Bible, it favored a mystical or allegorical exposition, in contrast with the literal and historical approach of the Antiochene theology.
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