Definition of St. 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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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Meagre references by st. athanasius were our only source of information until important ... This we know from st. athanasius, an authoritative witness. ..."
2. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"st. athanasius, exiled, propagates the monastic order in the West and at Borne, where religious ... ST. Athanasius. — ST. MARTIN, soldier, monk, and bishop. ..."
3. A New General Biographical Dictionary by Hugh James Rose (1857)
"Through Con- stans, a general council of three hundred and eighty bishops was summoned at Sar- dica (347), to which st. athanasius was admitted. ..."
4. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1811)
"The city belongs to the Venetian state, and is inclosed round about with very strong walls and ramparts. BRIEF NOTES ox THE CREED OF st. athanasius. ..."
5. Journal of Theological Studies (1902)
"ON SOME MSS OF THE WRITINGS OF st. athanasius : PART I. SOME years ago I examined the texts of Athanasius' De Incarnatione Verbi in all the MSS in which I ..."
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