- Ambrose of Alexandria
name=Ambrose of Alexandria
birth_date=late 2nd century
Ambrose of Alexandria (d. ca. 250) was a friend of the
Christian theologian Origen.
Ambrose was attracted by Origen's fame as a teacher, and visited the
Catechetical School of Alexandriain 212. Through Origen's teaching, Ambrose rejected the gnostictheology of Valentinius, to which he had earlier subscribed. [Eusebius, "Church History," 6.18.1.] He was wealthy and provided his teacher with books for his studies and secretaries to lighten the labor of composition. [Eusbius, "Church History, " 6.18.1-2; and also Jerome's De Viris Illustribus# 61.]
He suffered during the persecution under
Maximinus Thraxin 235. [ Eusebius of Caesarea, "Church History", 6.18.] He was later released and died a confessor.cite web | last =Rabenstein | first =Katherine | title =Ambrose of Alexandria (AC) | work =Saints O' the Day for March 17 | date =March 1998 | url =http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0317.htm | accessdate =2007-04-30] The last mention of Ambrose in the historical record is in Origen's " Contra Celsum," which the latter wrote at the solicitation of Ambrose.
Origen often speaks of Ambrose in affectionately as a man of education with excellent literary and scholarly tastes. All of Origen's works written after 218 are dedicated to Ambrose.
NAME=Ambrose of Alexandria
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Christian saint and theologian
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