Athanasius of Alexandria
Athanasius of Alexandria • Saint Athanasius I of Alexandria • Saint Athanasius the Apostolic • Saint Athanasius the Confessor • Saint Athanasius the Great
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Athanasius, St
Athanasius, St. (c. 296–373), Bp. of *Alexandria. He seems to have been born and brought up in Alexandria. He received a good classical education before becoming deacon and secretary to the bishop of the diocese, Alexander, whom he attended at the Council of *Nicaea (325) and succeeded in 328. By his
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Athanasius. Athanasius of Alexandria (296–373) was one of the great early defenders of the Christian faith. He was educated in the catechetical school of Alexandria. As secretary to Bishop Alexander, he attended the Council of Nicea (325). He succeeded Alexander three years later. Probably before 318,
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Athanasius (c. 296–373)
Athanasius (c. 296–373)Bishop of Alexandria, in Egypt (from 328). His episcopacy was set in a period when the imperial court’s support was crucial for a theological party’s supremacy, when early *Arian thinking was being formulated, and when incipient eastern monasticism, both solitary and communal,
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Athanasins, St.
Athanasins (St.).—The greatest luminary among the Oriental Doctors was St. Athanasius, surnamed the Great, whom God had chosen to be the champion and defender of His Church against the Arian heresy. Athanasius was born at Alexandria, about the year 296, ordained deacon in 319, and was chosen by Alexander,
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Athanasius (ca. 295–373). Bishop of Alexandria who was most noted for his defense of the Nicene faith against those who followed the teaching of ⇒Arius. Even before the Council of ⇒Nicaea, A. had shown great interest in the doctrine of the incarnation. Then, when the controversy between Bishop ⇒Alexander
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
AthanasiusBishop of Alexandria from 328, Athanasius (c. 296–373) is best known for his resistance to Arius and Arianism, and for his insistence that the Holy Spirit is not a creature or created being. He is associated with the Nicene term homoousios. In the language of the creeds he insisted that Christ
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Athanasius, St.
Athanasius, St. (c. 296–373). Athanasius rose to prominence in the church when, at twenty-nine years of age, he argued forcefully at the *Council of Nicaea (325) against an *Arian view of Christ and in favor of that which would later be defined as orthodoxy. He had grown up in the city of Alexandria
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TheologiansAthanasiusFive-time exile for fighting “orthodoxy”“Those who maintain ‘There was a time when the Son was not’ rob God of his Word, like plunderers.”“Black Dwarf” was the tag his enemies gave him. And the short, dark-skinned Egyptian bishop had plenty of enemies. He was exiled five
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
ATHANASIUS (St.), Archbishop of Alexandria. The materials for the biography of this great prelate may be thus described:—(1.) His own memoirs, as they may be called, or “Historical Tracts,” as they are entitled in the “Library of the Fathers,” including his great Apology (so-called) against the Arians,
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Athanasius (ca. 296–373). Athanasius of Alexandria is often celebrated as Arianism’s main foe and sometimes credited with authorship of the Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. The latter notion is mistaken (he was at least present at Nicaea, but he never saw the “Athanasian Creed”), and the former needs qualification.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Athanasius of Alexandria
ATHANASIUS of Alexandria (295/300–373).I. Biography and most important worksII. Thought.Athanasius of *Alexandria imposes himself on the civil and religious history of the 4th c. as both an emblematic and a problematic figure in the relationship between church and empire, in the development of the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ATHANASIUS. Bishop of Alexandria from 328 to 373 ce, Athanasius is remembered largely for his biblical and theological arguments for Nicene Trinitarianism, with regard to Christ first and foremost (against the Arians) but also regarding the Holy Spirit. He was not a learned philologist and exegete in