Title: The Orations of St Athanasius Against the Arians: According to the Benedictine Text (Cambridge Library Collection - Religion) (English and Ancient Greek Edition)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cambridge University Press March 2014
1108066380 / 9781108066389
Seller ID: 142156
In the fourth century, a group of Christians who followed the teachings of Arius, an Alexandrian presbyter, claimed that Christ was not truly divine but a created being. According to Arius, God alone is unique and self-existent: the Son is not. Although Arianism was condemned as heretical at the Council of Nicaea in 325, it continued to exert significant influence. Patriarch of Alexandria, St Athanasius (c.296 373) was among the most vigorous defenders of the orthodox view of the divinity of Christ. This 1873 publication presents the original Greek of four polemical orations directed against the Arian heretics. Also included is an account of Athanasius' life and a commentary on his work provided by William Bright (1824 1901), Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford, who specialised in the history of the early church.