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Athanasius of Alexandria (Greek: Ἀθανάσιος, Athanásios) (c. 293 – 2 May 373), also given the titles Athanasius the Great, Pope Athanasius I of Alexandria, and Athanasius the Apostolic, was a Christian theologian, bishop of Alexandria, Church Father, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century. He is best remembered for his role in the conflict with Arius and Arianism ...more
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Published October 25th 2010 by Athanasius Books (first published 1977)
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Ce livre est un pamphlet contre les païens écrit au quatrième siècle de notre ère par un auteur chrétien et ecclésiastique, Athanase d'Alexandrie. Rédigé dans un style agréable, toute la première partie où il s'en prend à l’idolâtrie, la multiplicité des idoles, les conflits qui naissent du fait que les uns honorent tels dieux et les autres tels autres, les turpitudes divines relatées par les poètes, la critique de l'évhémérisme, est on ne peux plus classique: ce sont des thèmes rebattus par les ...more
Athanasius' "Against the Heathen" is a spectacular read, and not the least of the many reasons for that is that it provides insight into the world in which deities were numerous and variegated.

Another significant reason is the revelation of the philosophical mind of the man who is considered by all three major Christian denominations (Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox) to be the 'Father of Orthodoxy.'

In this work Athanasius truly takes on the mantle given to him later of 'contra mundum.' His sw
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Athanasius of Alexandria (Greek: Ἀθανάσιος Ἀλεξανδρείας, Athanásios Alexandrías)(Arabic: البابا أثناسيوس الرسولي) (b. ca. 296-298 – d. 2 May 373), also referred to as St. Athanasius the Great, St. Athanasius I of Alexandria, St Athanasius the Confessor and (primarily in the Coptic Orthodox Church) St Athanasius the Apostolic, was the 20th bishop of Alexandria. His episcopate lasted 45 years (c. 8 ...more
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