Athanasius the Great


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Noun1.Athanasius the Great - (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against ArianismAthanasius the Great - (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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11) See for example Gregor the Theologian, Oratio 21 (In laudem magni Athanasii episcovi Alexandrini):35 on the discussions between Athanasius the Great and the Italian bishops of his time.
Athanasius the Great summed up the aim of monastic life: God became human so that humans can become deified.