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(Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism

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17) In the end both bishops, unsurprisingly, discouraged Whiston from publishing his catalogue of texts from the New Testament and earliest Christian writers with the goal of proving an Athanasian heresy.
The Nicene Creed affirms that Christ is "of the same substance" as the Father and stresses "the reality of the Holy Spirit"; the Apostolic and Athanasian Creeds assert Christ's divinity and the centrality of the Trinity to salvation.
The Athanasian Creed was something of a touchstone in debates about doctrinal authority throughout the Victorian period (see Chadwick, especially 150).
Several of the foundational documents such as the Athanasian Creed, the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion and the Catechism, although found in the 1962 Book of Common Prayer, were omitted from the Book of Alternative Services and may be unknown by a generation raised only on the BAS.
Thus Michael Servetus, burnt alive by the Calvinists of Geneva in 1553 for disbelieving in the Trinity as set out in the Athanasian Creed, declared that we should 'hear what Muhammad says .
For example, Alexander (Kamehameha IV), a renaissance man in the fullest sense of the term, translated the 1662 Book of Common Prayer into Hawaiian with the exception of the Athanasian Creed (Kanahele, 1999).
Emlyn immediately "suspected he could nor be a right Athanasian.
Hildegard embarked on four preaching tours; she wrote a life of Saints Rupert and Disibod and a treatise on the Benedictine Rule and the Athanasian Creed; and she is responsible for an invented language.
11) Williams comments on this divine unity with specific reference even to the Incarnation, writing "even now, in spite of the Athanasian Creed, the single existence of the Incarnate Word is too often almost Gnostically contemplated as an inhabitation of the flesh by the Word.
Happily, his key work, On the Triniu, coherent with Athanasian notions of Consubstantiality, survives, as does (in Jerome's Latin) his equally orthodox On the Holy Spirit.
Crucial issues like the Athanasian consubstantial versus the Arian created conception of the Trinity "had no basis in scripture" (p.
Della Robbia's account of the final hours of Agostino Capponi and Pietro Boscoli, sentenced to death in 1513 as conspirators against the Medici, reveals that the men read the Athanasian Creed (which details Christ's Passion, descent into hell, Resurrection and Last Judgment in a discourse on salvation), contemplated the Miserere mei Deus, one of the seven penitential psalms, and denial of Peter (Mark 14:66-72), and recited Psalm 69 ('Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul') and, repeatedly, the Credo, intermittently, the brothers of the Compagnia dei Neri sang penitential psalms and, at some point, arranged for a Savonarolan Dominican friar to serve as a spiritual counsellor to the two prisoners and take (or coax) their confessions.
for a future State," and criticizes the damnatory clauses of the Athanasian creed by attributing it to the bishop's "Zeal.
Creeds--from the Latin word credo, or "I believe"--have long been part of the Christian tradition: the Apostles' Creed spells out the faith of the apostles; the Athanasian Creed focuses on the fifth-century understanding of Jesus; the 1968 "Credo of the People of God" reaffirms Catholic truths in the face of modernity.