Athanasius: Select Works and Letters Four Discourses Against the Arians. Reason for writing; certain persons indifferent about Arianism; Arians not .. These Orations and Discourses seem written to shew the vital importance of the. Looking for an examination copy? If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please. The Orations of St Athanasius Against the Arians: According to the Benedictine Text (Cambridge Library Collection – Religion) (English and Ancient Greek.

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He is said to have peremptorily 3 urged his brother to reinstate Athanasius. Aganst the pursuit was hot, there would be a rapid and well-arranged flight from one refuge to another 3involving, probably, ‘hair-breadth ‘scapes’ and strange concealments which might anticipate the experience of a Jacobite or a Venddan.

They reached Antioch in April of He seems to allude to what may be called the liberal or indifferent feeling as swaying the person for whom he writes, also infr.

JSdesius longed for his Phoenician home, and hastened thither ; Frumentius simply said, ‘ It is not right to conceal the Lord’s work,’ and there- upon repaired to Alexandria to ask its ‘ Pope ‘ that a bishop might be sent to watch over the Christian congregations in Ethiopia.

His quiet qgainst not again disturbed, except by such events as a Pagan riot on July 21,in which the Caesarean church, completed by George just before his death, was burned ; 1 Boeckh, Inscript.

This view had been already excluded by Cyril, Catech. It was as fallaciously used that the term was set aside at Antioch: One day, while he was in the act of offer- ing the oblations at the Eucharist, Macarius, a priest sent by Athanasius, rushed into the oratilns, threw down the holy table, and broke the chalice 3.

Four Discourses Against the Arians

Philagrius, prefect of Egypt, who had apostatized, was there, with heathen soldiers, to intimidate the witnesses 5among whom were persons who could not have been present at what purported to be an Eucharistic celebration 6yet even so, the evidence given included some damaging statements 7.

Meropius and all the sailors were slaughtered by the barbarians; but the two children, who were found sitting under a tree on the shore and learning their lessons, were spared, and carried to the Ethiopian king. He saw, therefore, that what was really in- volved was the belief in a really Divine Redeemer; and that Arianism was working in the interests of non-Christian thought, and of heresy such as of old had been stigmatized as ‘ God- denying 8.

In another letter Basil appeals to him as able, by his prayers and counsels, to save their Eastern brethren ‘ arias this fearful storm,’ and entreats him not to omit an opportunity of writing to them. Athanaskus Historical Writings of St. But two of his own priests, being on the spot, refuted this calumny ; and Constantine wrote to him, condemning his accusers and sum- moning him to court.


Constantius’ absolute dependence on his advisers is scornfully noted in Hist. Ii the blessings ‘ which eye had not seen, nor ear heard V Athanasius travelled northward, about midsummer ; visited Con- stans, passed through Hadrianople 2where he saw the graves of ten slaughtered Catholics ; proceeded to Antioch, and saw Constantius for the third time 3.

There are doubtless arguments which a modern writer would scarcely adopt e. Five Alexandrian clergy were banished into Armenia. If this was really 1 See Kefele, b. Ammianus says that Athanasius was accused of augury, xv.

Lucifer, who sympathized intensely and exclu- sively with the Eustathians, and whose hard narrow mind was afainst the harder and narrower arinas his sufferings, had resolved not to wait for his brethren’s counsel, and consecrated Paulinus as bishop of Antioch.

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Such was the introduction of Athanasius, probably soon afterto the threshold of his ministry. The general view taken, in this discourse, of Mark xiii. The Sonship necessarily mysterious.

A considerable impression was made on some of his reputed friends 3 ; and the previous detection of Arsenius in that very city was intrepidly explained as a mere imposture.

They will prob- ably know something of it, to begin with, — enough to make them desirous of knowing more. Antony had died at the beginning of the year, desiring that a worn-out sheep-skin cloak the monk’s usual upper dresswhich, when new, had been the gift of Athanasius, might be returned to him 3.

Athanasius was born at Alexandria ; in the words of the Emperor Constantius, that city contained his ‘paternal home 1 ;’ and his father’s tomb is known to have been situated in its out- skirts 2.

He had been bred up in a home ruled by Christian influences, but amidst the many-sided life of that vast city 6so ‘full of stirs,’ an intellectual as well as a com- mercial meeting-place 7 for various nationalities, — a scene of collisions, and also of fusions, between widely diverse elements. He was promptly deposed and banished; and Euzoius, the old companion of Arius, was appointed to the see.

It begins in the form of a ortaions, ‘ We believe in one unbegotten God, Father Almighty, Maker of all things. The work is rich in passages which concentrate the writer’s thought and impress themselves on the reader’s memory And with that marvellous power of self adaptation, prominent among the Pauline qualities which Dean Stanley 1 so oratioms pointed out in this majestic character, Athanasius made those six years of seclusion available for literary work of the most substantial kind, both controversial and historical 2.

Constantine might say, in his letter to 1 See Orat. Contrast between Arians and the Marcellian school. This was on January 18; and for more than three weeks all was quiet. He at first had some apprehension of danger from Magnentius ; but it was soon evident that his real danger oratiojs from the Arianizing advisers of Constantius.

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On this ‘oratorical pamphlet,’ as Fialon calls it St.

Athana- sius may indeed have occasionally used phrases which later theologians would deem inaccurate. Arius retired to Palestine, where he met with a certain degree of countenance from Eusebius the historian, bishop of Caesarea: We see in Gregory Nazian- zen’s panegyric 2 a picture of the vast mass of population, dis- tributed into its oraations classes, and streaming forth, sgainst like xthanasius Nile,’ to meet him at some distance from Alexandria 3 ; the faces gazing from every eminence at the well-known form, the ears strained to catch his accents, the voices rising in emulous plaudits, the hands clapping, the air fragrant with incense, the ground spread with carpets, the city festal with banquets and blazing with illuminations — all that made this return of Athanasius the standard in after times for any grand popular display.

Such were the tidings that saddened Athanasius, when, at the beginning ofhe wrote ‘ from Rome athanasuus his Festal letter 2. It seems desirable to prefix to them some account of the life of their ever-memorable author.

In this Dacian city, within the Western empire, about a hundred and seventy prelates met, a small majority being Western, towards the end of the year s. Liberius had repaired his arjans by rejecting the Ariminian for- mula, and had written to the bishops of Italy in accordance with the zgainst of Alexandria and of an Achaian Council, desiring that any who had given way at Ariminum should be received to communion on professing the Nicene faith 3.

For a description of this old St. He, finished in this year a. This profession was made by many bishops, in answer to the appeals of Hilary and Eusebius ; and it might be said that the West was now reunited in orthodoxy. The following questions were considered and settled. He is cited as owning the Son’s eternity. I, Arsenius, pray that you may be strong in the Lord for many years 6. If I find that you have hindered any, I shall instantly send some one to depose you.

Dionysius’ church, and took refuge in a country-house near the New River 3. Ana- logy of human parentage, how far applicable.

The troubles of the Semi-arians in a. He sailed on towards Alexandria, but concealed himself arianns Choereu, the first station from the capital ; then proceeded to Memphis, where he wrote his Festal Letter for a.