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Four Discourses Against The Arians

Athanasius of Alexandria

In spite of Nicea's condemnation of Arius in 325, Arianism was far from dead. For decades after Nicea, political intrigue and personality clashes continued to confuse the doctrinal issues. Additionally, the line separating othodoxy from Arianism was blurred by a number of "semi-Arians" who agreed with the theology of orthodoxy but continued to object to the "homoousios" of the Nicene Formula. In this milieu, Athanasius of Alexandria tirelessly worked to cut through the confusion and restore unity. Sometimes alone against the world, Athanasius rejected all attempts at unity through ambiguity and strove for unity through clarity. His Four Discourses Against the Arians are the culmination of these efforts. By these, Athanasius successfully defended the theology of the Nicene Formula and united the orthodox Church. For doing so, Athanasius holds an honored place in Church history. (summary by Jonathan Lange)

In spite of Nicea's condemnation of Arius in 325, Arianism was far from dead. For decades after Nicea, political intrigue and personality clashes continued to confuse the doctrinal issues. Additionally, the line separating othodoxy from Arianism was blurred by a number of "semi-Arians" who agreed with the theology of orthodoxy but continued to object to the "homoousios" of the Nicene Formula. In this milieu, Athanasius of Alexandria tirelessly worked to cut through the confusion and restore unity. Sometimes alone against the world, Athanasius rejected all attempts at unity through ambiguity and strove for unity through clarity. His Four Discourses Against the Arians are the culmination of these efforts. By these, Athanasius successfully defended the theology of the Nicene Formula and united the orthodox Church. For doing so, Athanasius holds an honored place in Church history. (summary by Jonathan Lange)
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In spite of Nicea's condemnation of Arius in 325, Arianism was far from dead. For decades after Nicea, political intrigue and personality clashes continued to confuse the doctrinal issues. Additionally, the line separating othodoxy from Arianism was blurred by a number of "semi-Arians" who agreed with the theology of orthodoxy but continued to object to the "homoousios" of the Nicene Formula. In this milieu, Athanasius of Alexandria tirelessly worked to cut through the confusion and restore unity. Sometimes alone against the world, Athanasius rejected all attempts at unity through ambiguity and strove for unity through clarity. His Four Discourses Against the Arians are the culmination of these efforts. By these, Athanasius successfully defended the theology of the Nicene Formula and united the orthodox Church. For doing so, Athanasius holds an honored place in Church history. (summary by Jonathan Lange)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Lange

Length:

11h 37m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

45:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

30:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

29:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

25:18