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.
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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
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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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The Harrowing of Hell is a doctrine in Christian theology referenced in the Apostles' Creed and the Athanasian Creed (Quicumque vult), which states that Jesus 'descended into Hell'" (140).
Psalmos Penitenciales, Te Deum laudamus, Nunc dimittis, Quicumque vult, et alios in articulo mortis tangentes." (25)