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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Athanasius

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Christian theologian, a native of Alexandria, and a deacon of the Church; took a prominent part against Arius in the Council at Nice, and was his most uncompromising antagonist; was chosen bishop of Alexandria; driven forth again and again from his bishopric under persecution of the Arians; retired into the Thebaïd for a time; spent the last 10 years of his life as bishop at Alexandria, where he died; his works consist of treatises and orations bearing on the Arian controversy, and in vindication of the doctrine of the Trinity viewed in the most absolute sense (296-373).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Athanasius'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/athanasius.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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