Dates: 295 - 373 (Dates are approximate. )
Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, was responsible for many of the decisions which became Christian orthodoxy following the important Council of Nicaea in 325. He is particularly known for his role in combating the Arians, who maintained that Christ and the Father were separate in substance. For further information, please see:
- A "bibliography":http://www.athanasius.theologie.uni-erlangen.de/bibliographie of primary and secondary sources related to Athanasius, maintained by the University of Erlangen.