Athanasian

Athanasian
/ath'euh nay"zheuhn/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to Athanasius or to the doctrines ascribed to him.
n.
2. Theol. a follower of Athanasius or a believer in the Athanasian Creed.
[1580-90; ATHANASI(US) + -AN]

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  • Athanasian Creed, The — • One of the symbols of the Faith approved by the Church and given a place in her liturgy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Athanasian creed — Creed Creed (kr[=e]d), n. [OE. credo, crede, AS. creda, fr. L. credo I believe, at the beginning of the Apostles creed, fr. credere to believe; akin to OIr. cretim I believe, and Skr. [,c]raddadh[=a]mi; [,c]rat trust + dh[=a] to put. See {Do}, v …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Athanasian Creed — a creed or formulary of Christian faith, of unknown authorship, formerly ascribed to Athanasius. [1580 90] * * * ▪ Christianity also called  Quicumque Vult (from the opening words in Latin)        a Christian profession of faith in about 40… …   Universalium

  • Athanasian — adjective Date: 1586 of or relating to Athanasius or his advocacy of the homoousian doctrine against Arianism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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