Definition of Athanasius
1. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373).
Category relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
Generic synonyms: Church Father, Father, Father Of The Church, Doctor, Doctor Of The Church, Saint, Theologian, Theologiser, Theologist, Theologizer
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Literary usage of Athanasius
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The " Paschal Letters " of Athanasius prove that the synod was held at least two years before ... It was summoned by Constans and Constantinus (Athanasius, ..."
2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"Athanasius, like a skilful politician, bas accurately marked these distinctions (torn. ip 788), which allowed him some scope for excuse and delay. ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A second expulsion of Athanasius was accordingly resolved upon. The old charges against him were revived, with the addition of his having set at naught the ..."