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Champion of Truth: The Life of Saint Athanasius (2003)

by Michael E. Molloy

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Champion of Truth is a short biography of the life of Saint Athanasius, the Bishop of Alexandria who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Arianism. The author is an Eastern Orthodox priest and book does lean towards hagiography; however, this is not entirely his fault. Very little in terms of actual history has come down to us from the chaotic period in which Athanasius lived, so much must be either guessed at or taken from ecclesiastical sources. But Athansius lived a life so incredible that it would probably always seem a bit far-fetched. More oddly, background details about Roman Egypt, the city of Alexandria, and Roman Christianity are put set at the end of the book in appendices, instead of integrated into the main text. The author even suggests that in some cases the reader may want to read these sections first! It's rather strange, but doesn't detract too much from the overall work.

Recommended for those interested in the life of one of Christianity's great historical figures. ( )
  inge87 | Nov 7, 2015 |
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