Saint Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy

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(4.9 stars; 68 reviews)

A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a figure of pristine brilliance, courage and integrity and his persecutors as conniving villains. But to those who appreciate what was at stake in the controversy, Athanasius is indeed a God-sent hero. This is an informative, if quaint, introduction to a fascinating figure in history. (Summary by Pattymarie) (2 hr 59 min)


01 - A Foreshadowing 15:31 Read by pattymarie
02 - Arius the Heresiarch 16:14 Read by pattymarie
03 - The Great Council 18:16 Read by pattymarie
04 - The Calm Before the Storm 16:39 Read by pattymarie
05 - False Witnesses 16:32 Read by pattymarie
06 - The Royal Hearted Exile 17:06 Read by pattymarie
07 - The Day Of Rejoıcing 14:14 Read by pattymarie
08 - The Invisible Patriarch 18:09 Read by pattymarie
09 - A Short-Lıved Peace 15:08 Read by pattymarie
10 - The Last Exile 16:26 Read by pattymarie
11 - The Truce Of God 15:34 Read by pattymarie


a classic!

(5 stars)

wow, what a wonderful experience! Eye-opening and inspiring. The book really brings to life ancient times, and shows how points of doctrine gave rise to a true battle between good and evil. The novel simplifies the story, to be sure, but the key facts are well founded in history. The reader is great, too. A bit slow but wonderfully clear.

Well written. well read.

(5 stars)

As we talk about living in a post Christian society with all its inconvenience, this picture of life at the dawn of the fist Christin society is a thought provoking read.

poorly written

(3.5 stars)

Author is neither historian nor nor a good writer - rather sycophantic religious. 1000 times better story is told by Gibbons. Reading is ok but slow and somewhat incorrect pronunciation.

(5 stars)

Well read book and a great history of a little known time in the church.

(5 stars)

A wonderful piece of inspired Christian history that no one of us should ignore+ john

(5 stars)

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(5 stars)

easy and enjoyable. full of challenges and victories

essential Christian history

(5 stars)

amazing history every Christian should know.