Athanasian Creed


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Athanasian Creed

n.
A Christian creed dating probably from the fifth century, originally attributed to Athanasius but now considered to be of unknown origin.

Athanasian Creed

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a profession of faith widely used in the Western Church which, although formerly attributed to Athanasius, probably originated in Gaul between 381 and 428 ad

Ath′ana′sian Creed′


n.
a creed or formulary of Christian faith, formerly ascribed to Athanasius.
[1580–90]
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Noun1.Athanasian Creed - a Christian profession of faith
credo, creed - any system of principles or beliefs
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Those green boughs, the hymn and anthem never heard but at Christmas-- even the Athanasian Creed, which was discriminated from the others only as being longer and of exceptional virtue, since it was only read on rare occasions--brought a vague exulting sense, for which the grown men could as little have found words as the children, that something great and mysterious had been done for them in heaven above and in earth below, which they were appropriating by their presence.
There are four extant manuscripts of a 14th-century anonymous interlinear Latin-to-Middle English glossed prose translation of the Book of Psalms, 11 canticles, and the Athanasian Creed.
31) The final straw, not surprisingly, was the Athanasian Creed.
56) Traditionally in the West, the Athanasian Creed prohibits such a move: "The Son is from the Father alone" (Filius a Patre solo est).