Discourses Against the Arians
- Author: Saint Athanasius of Alexandria
- Year: 11-06-2015
- Translator from Ancient Greek: Konstantin Tarnovski
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- Product Code: 1540-01
- SKU: 03.0065
- ISBN: 978-619-152-644-
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Athanasius of Alexandria (c. 293 – 2 May 373), also given the titles Athanasius the Great, Pope Athanasius I of Alexandria, and Athanasius the Apostolic, was a Christian theologian, bishop of Alexandria, Church Father, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century. He is best remembered for his role in the conflict with Arius and Arianism. At the First Council of Nicaea, Athanasius argued against Arius and his doctrine that Christ is of a distinct substance from the Father.
In spite of Nicea's condemnation of Arius in 325, Arianism was far from dead. For decades after Nicea, political intrigue and personality clashes continued to confuse the doctrinal issues. Additionally, the line separating orthodoxy from Arianism was blurred by a number of semi-Arians" who agreed with the theology of orthodoxy but continued to object to the "homoousios" of the Nicene Formula. In this milieu, Athanasius of Alexandria tirelessly worked to cut through the confusion and restore unity. Sometimes alone against the world, Athanasius rejected all attempts at unity through ambiguity and strove for unity through clarity. His Four Discourses Against the Arians are the culmination of these efforts. By these, Athanasius successfully defended the theology of the Nicene Formula and united the Orthodox Church. For doing so, Athanasius holds an honored place in Church history.
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Saint Athanasius of Alexandria
|Translator||from Ancient Greek: Konstantin Tarnovski|
|Genre||Тheology, Christianity, Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Bilingual & Multilingual|