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Saint Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy

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A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a figure of pristine brilliance, courage and integrity and his persecutors as conniving villains. But to those who appreciate what was at stake in the controversy, Athanasius is indeed a God-sent hero. This is an informative, if quaint, introduction to a fascinating figure in history.

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SAINT ATHANASIUS c. 297 373

THE FATHER OF ORTHODOXY

By F.A. [Francis Alice] Forbes

"Jesus said to them: Amen, Amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am." John 8:58

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. . . . And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." John 1:14

Nihil Obstat: J.N. Strassmaier, S.J. Censor Deputatus

Imprimatur: Edmund Canon Surmont Vicar General Westminster August 5, 1919

Originally published in 1919 by R. & T. Washbourne, Ltd., London, as part of the series Standard bearers of the Faith: A Series of Lives of the Saints for Young and Old .

"Born of the Father before all ages, God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father . . . " From the Nicene Creed

CONTENTS

1. A Foreshadowing

2. Arius the Heresiarch

3. The Great Council

4. The Calm Before the Storm

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