Contents

Preface ix

Chronology of Athanasius* Career and Writings xi Abbreviations xiii

I. Introduction 1

II. Bishop Alexander 10

III. Athanasius and Constantine: History and Apologia

IV. A Journey to Cappadocia 34

V. Athanasius in Rome 47

VI. Julius and Marcellus 56

VII. The Intervention of Constans 63

VIII. The Council of Serdica 71

EX. Athanasius and the Martyrs of Adrianople 82

X. Return to Alexandria 87

XI. The Condemnation of 349 and Its Context 94

XII. The Usurpation of Magnentius 101

XIII. Sirmium, Aries, and Milan 109

XIV. Apologia, Polemic, and Theology 121

XV. New Theological Controversies 136 XVI. The Homoean Creed 144

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XVII. The Elder Statesman 152 XVin. The Emperor and the Church, 324-361 165

XIX. Bishops and Society J 76

XX. Epilogue 180

Appendices

1. The Festal Letters 183

2. The Composition of the Defense against the Arians

3. Thc Defense before Constantius 196

4. The Date of On the Council of Nicaea 198

5. Narrative and Chronology in Socrates 200

6. Socrates, Sozomenus, and Sabinus 205

7. Documents in Theodoretus 209

8. Paul of Constantinople 212

9. Imperial Residences and Journeys, 337-361 218

10. Creeds and Councils, 337-361 229

11. Editions of the Historia acephala 233

Notes 235

Index of Athanasian Texts 321 Index of Councils of Bishops 323 Index of Modern Scholars 326 General Index 332

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