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Alexander I
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Alexander I was the sixth bishop in Rome (counting Peter as the first one) and held office between circa 109 and 116 CE. His identity is frequently confused with a martyr of the same name, but contemporary textual evidence suggests that this is hagiographic legend rather than fact. The concept of papacy at this early stage of the Christian ch…

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Hunt, Hannah, “Alexander I”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00000101>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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