Athanasius Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Anatolis, Khaled. “The Relation between God and Creation In the Contra Gentes—De Incarnatione.” In Athanasius: The Coherence of His Thought, pp. 26-84. London: Routledge, 1998.

Relates the doctrine of creation to other themes in Athanasius's body of work.

Arnold, Duane Wade-Hampton. The Early Episcopal Career of Athanasius of Alexandria. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991, 235p.

Examines the controversial events involving Athanasius during his first seven years as bishop (328 to 335) and assesses their import.

Brakke, David. Athanasius and the Politics of Asceticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995, 356p.

Studies Athanasius's efforts to incorporate the ascetic movement and its values into the Christian Church.

Haykin, Michael A. G. “Athanasius of Alexandria.” In The Spirit of God: The Exegesis of 1 and 2 Corinthians in the Pneumatomachian Controversy of the Fourth Century, pp. 59-103. Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1994.

Critical examination of Athanasius's use of 1 and 2 Corinthians in defense of the divinity of the Holy Spirit.

Kannengiesser, Charles. Arius and Athanasius:Two Alexandrian Theologians. Hampshire, England: Variorum, 1991, various pagings.

———. “Athanasius.” In Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, Second Edition, Volume 1: A-K, edited by Everett Ferguson, pp. 137-40. New York: Garland Publishing, 1997.

Overview of Athanasius, including explication of disputes that resulted in his numerous exiles.

E. P. Meijering. “The Relation between Orthodoxy and Platonism as It Was Seen by Athanasius.” In Orthodoxy and Platonism in Athanasius: Synthesis or Antithesis?, pp. 114-31. Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1968.

Looks at the relationship between theology and philosophy as Athanasius viewed it as well as from a modern perspective.

———. “Athanasius on the Father as the Origin of the Son.” In God Being History: Studies in Patristic Philosophy, pp. 89-102. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1975.

Examines how and why Athanasius breaks from Origen on the matter of whether the Son is subordinate to the Father.

Meyer, John R. “Athanasius's Use of Paul in His Doctrine of Salvation.” Vigiliae Christianae 52, No. 2 (May 1998): 146-71.

Examines Athanasius's indebtedness to Paul's notions of divine/human sacrifice.

Pettersen, Alvyn. “The Arian Context of Athanasius of Alexandria's Tomus ad Antiochenos VII.” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 41, No. 2 (April 1990): 183-98.

Explores whether the Tomus ad Antiochenos can rightly be considered as Apollinarian.

Torrance, Thomas F. “Athanasius: A Study in the Foundations of Classical Theology.” In Divine Meaning: Studies in Patristic Hermeneutics, 179-228. Edinburgh: T& T Clark, 1995.

Argues that the Episcopal and scientific traditions of Alexandria had more influence on Athanasius than is commonly believed.