Athanasian



of or relating to or to the doctrines ascribed to him.
Theology. a follower of or a believer in the .
Historical Examples

And it was for this very purpose of answering difficulties, not making them, that the Athanasian Creed was composed.
The Truth of Christianity William Harry Turton

The Athanasian Creed is not objectionable because of its damnatory clauses.
More Pages from a Journal Mark Rutherford

The Athanasian Creed, however, might fairly be said to stand on a somewhat different footing.
The English Church in the Eighteenth Century Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton

Malone began to feel as if he were involved in the Athanasian Creed.
Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett

Morality is so icy, and so intolerant; its doctrines have the ungentlemanlike rigour of the Athanasian Creed.
Expositor’s Bible: The Epistles of St. John William Alexander

“I think the word is Athanasian,” ventured the minister’s wife.
Homespun Tales Kate Douglas Wiggin

It was very easy at one time to chant the Athanasian hymn—it is easy for some still; but very hard for others.
Religion and Theology: A Sermon for the Times John Tulloch

It may be found in its completest expression in the Athanasian Creed.
A Short History of the World H. G. Wells

The service I can’t make head or tail of—think of the Athanasian.
Pointed Roofs Dorothy Richardson

He was also the author of a History of the Athanasian Creed .
A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature John W. Cousin

adj.

1580s, from Athanasius, archbishop of Alexandria in the reign of Constantine. The name is Latin, from Greek Athanasios, from athanatos “immortal,” from a- “not,” privative prefix, + thanatos “death.”

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    a creed or formulary of Christian faith, of unknown authorship, formerly ascribed to Athanasius. Historical Examples And it was for this very purpose of answering difficulties, not making them, that the Athanasian Creed was composed. The Truth of Christianity William Harry Turton The Athanasian Creed is not objectionable because of its damnatory clauses. More Pages […]

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    deathlessness; immortality.

  • Athanor

    a digester furnace with a self-feeding fuel supply contained in a towerlike contrivance, ensuring a constant, durable temperature. Historical Examples The draught affects the furnace—my athanor, as we adepts term it. Auriol W. Harrison Ainsworth A, shows an athanor (or digesting furnace) and a couple of digesting vessels. Alchemy: Ancient and Modern H. Stanley Redgrove […]



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