Who Was Athanasius?

from Jul 20, 2019 Category: Ligonier Resources

In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey gives a brief introduction to Athanasius, one of the key defenders of orthodoxy in the ancient church. Watch this entire message for free today.

Transcript

Athanasius, one of the great heroes of the ancient church period, later recognized to be a saint by the Western and Eastern churches. Athanasius, a man of great courage, of great faithfulness, and of great insight into theological truth, and Athanasius would later become bishop of Alexandria, and become the key defender of orthodoxy, and he would actually be exiled five different times, thrown out of his church, and then called back, always defending the truth. And so, associated with Athanasius came the Latin phrase, Athanasius contra mundum – Athanasius against the world. He stood against the whole world in the name of truth and he ultimately prevailed.