The Athanasian Creed

Monday, 16 Jul 2007

Athanasius (293-373 AD) was the champion of orthodoxy against the Arian attacks on the doctrine of the Trinity. Though Athanasius was not actually the author of this creed (which is now widely believed to have been written in the early fifth century), it was generally attributed to him until the seventeenth century. It has also often been called the "Quicunque Vult" (Latin for "Whosoever will") from its opening words. After setting forth the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity, the creed also spends significant space dealing with the incarnation and the ...

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