Foundations 8 - Athanasius

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Series: Foundations: The Life, Times, and Theology of the Early Church

Category: History

Of all the challenges that the Early Church faced, from state persecution to gnostic influences, there was perhaps no greater threat than Arianism. This heresy, while the product of synthesizing Christian doctrine with Greek cosmology, derives its name from a presbyter in Alexandria and was incredibly widespread, popular, and in some places up through the sixth century completely supplanted orthodox Christianity. There were many who rose to the defense of the Faith and helped define the nature of Christ, but among those there was none greater than Athanasius.