biographical name Saint circa 293-373 Greek (Egyptian-born) church father

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  • Athanasius — ist die lateinische Form des griechischen Vornamens Athanasios; bekannte Namensträger siehe dort der Titel einer 1837 erschienenen Kampfschrift von Joseph Görres Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung meh …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Athanasius — Athanasĭus, der Große, Kirchenlehrer, der »Vater der Orthodoxie«, geb. um 295, seit 328 Bischof zu Alexandria, Hauptstimmführer der orthodoxen Theologen gegen die Arianer, deshalb fünfmal seines Amtes entsetzt und verbannt, gest. 2. Mai 373. –… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Athanasius — m Latin: the name of an early Christian saint (c.297–373), an Alexandrian theologian venerated particularly in the Eastern Church. His name is derived from the Greek vocabulary word athanatos immortal, and was popular among early Christians,… …   First names dictionary

  • Athanasius — [ath΄ə nā′shəs] Saint (A.D. 296? 373); Alexandrian bishop: patriarch of Alexandria (328 373) & opponent of Arianism: his day is May 2: called the Great Athanasian [ath΄ə nā′zhən] adj …   English World dictionary

  • ATHANASIUS — I. ATHANASIUS Praesul Alexandrinus, educatus ab Alexandro eius civitatis Praesule, olim Diaconus, in Concilio Niceno A. C. 325. Arianorum hostis acerrimus. Episcopus Alexandrinus nolens electus est: quod cum Ariani impedire nequirent, Meletianis… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • ATHANASIUS —    1) (296 373)    champion of ORTHODOXY against ARIANISM. He was Egyptian by birth but Greek by education. Athanasius took no official part in the proceedings of the Council of Nicea but as secretary to BISHOP Alexander, his notes, circulars,… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Athanasius — (c. 296–373)    Saint, Bishop and Theologian.    Athanasius attended the Council of Nicaea as the secretary of the Bishop of Alexandria. He was consecrated as Bishop of Alexandria in 328, but he was driven into exile in 336 because of his… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Athanasius — noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293 373) • Syn: ↑Saint Athanasius, ↑St. Athanasius, ↑Athanasius the Great • Topics:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Athanasius — (c. 296–373 AD)    Egyptian Christian patriarch. He was born in Alexandria, where he was educated and became the secretary of Patriarch Alexander, whom he succeeded in 326. Prior to his accession, he took part in the Council of Nicaea in 325,… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Athanasius — griechischer Ursprung, Bedeutung: der Unsterbliche. Namensträger: Hl. Athanasius, Kirchenvater und lehrer …   Deutsch namen

  • Athanasius — n. Athanasius of Alexandria (293 373), bishop of Alexandria and saint, Egyptian born Greek bishop who opposed Arianism and defended Christian orthodoxy against Arianism …   English contemporary dictionary

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