Four Discourses Against The Arians

ATHANASIUS OF ALEXANDRIA (c. 297 - 373), translated by John Henry NEWMAN (1801 - 1890) and Archibald ROBERTSON (1853 - 1931)

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)

Genre(s): Classics (Antiquity), *Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I.1 Introduction Jonathan Lange
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Play 02 I.2 Extracts from the Thalia of Arius Jonathan Lange
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Play 03 I.3 The Importance of the Subject Jonathan Lange
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Play 04 I.4 That the Son is Eternal and Increate Jonathan Lange
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Play 05 I.5 That the Son is Eternal and Increate, continued Jonathan Lange
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Play 06 I.6 That the Son is Eternal and Increate, continued Jonathan Lange
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Play 07 I.7 Objections to the Foregoing Proof Jonathan Lange
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Play 08 I.8 Objections continued Jonathan Lange
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Play 09 I.9 Objections continued Jonathan Lange
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Play 10 I.10 Objections continued Jonathan Lange
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Play 11 I.11 Texts Explained 1st: Philippians 2:9-10 Jonathan Lange
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Play 12 I.12 Texts Explained 2nd: Psalm 45:7-8 Jonathan Lange
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Play 13 I.13 Texts Explained 3rd: Hebrews 1:4 Jonathan Lange
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Play 14 II.14 Texts Explained 4th: Hebrews 3:2 Jonathan Lange
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Play 15 II.15 Texts Explained 5th: Acts 2:36 Jonathan Lange
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Play 16 II.16 Introductory to Proverbs 8:22, that the Son is not a Creature Jonathan Lange
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Play 17 II.17 That the Son is not a Creature, continued Jonathan Lange
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Play 18 II.18 That the Son is not a Creature, continued Jonathan Lange
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Play 19 II.19 Texts Explained 6th: Proverbs 8:22 Jonathan Lange
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Play 20 II.20 Texts Explained 6th: Proverbs 8:22, continued Jonathan Lange
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Play 21 II.21 Texts Explained 6th: Proverbs 8:22, continued Jonathan Lange
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Play 22 II.22 Context of Proverbs 8:22, viz. 22-30 Jonathan Lange
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Play 23 III.23 Texts Explained 7th: John 14:10, Introduction Jonathan Lange
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Play 24 III.24 Texts Explained 8th: John 17:3, and the like Jonathan Lange
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Play 25 III.25 Texts Explained 9th: John 10:30, 17:11, etc. Jonathan Lange
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Play 26 III.26 Introductory to Texts from the Gospels on the Incarnation Jonathan Lange
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Play 27 III.27 Texts Explained 10th: Matthew 11:27, John 3:35, etc. Jonathan Lange
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Play 28 III.28 Texts Explained 11th: Mark 13:32, Luke 2:52 Jonathan Lange
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Play 29 III.29 Texts Explained 12th: Matthew 26:29, John 12:27, etc. Jonathan Lange
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Play 30 III.30 Objections continued (as in Chapters 7-10) Jonathan Lange
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Play 31 IV. The Substantiality of the Word, § 1-7 Jonathan Lange
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Play 32 IV. The Distinction of Divine Persons, § 8-14 Jonathan Lange
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Play 33 IV. The Identity of Word and Son, § 15-25 Jonathan Lange
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Play 34 IV. That the Son is the Co-existing Word, argued from the Scriptures, § 26-36 Jonathan Lange
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