The Church Fathers - Who Was Athanasius?


Video from Ryan Reeves


"Athanasius was one of the most important and influential fathers of the Christian Church. He attended the Council of Nicaea and defended the Nicene Creed. But who was Athanasius? This short video will tell you. " from video introduction.


If you read nothing else by Athanasius read: On the Incarnation: Saint Athanasius (Link) It is a small book but a very profound and insightful read for our faith.

This is number 2 of 5 videos on the Church Fathers.


ATHANASIUS (C. AD 296–373)

"Athanasius is one of the most significant fathers of the early church, primarily because of his contribution to the Trinitarian debates and his refutation of various forms of Arianism. His defense of orthodoxy led to his being exiled multiple times. Athanasius wrote numerous works. The best entry into his writing is likely the pair of works titled Contra Gentes and De Incarnatione (Against the pagans and On the incarnation). In the first work, Athanasius critiques the pagan religions, and then in the second work he defends the necessity and nature of the incarnation of Christ." from Tabletalk Magazine - Vacationing in Church History by Keith A. Matheson