Timothy D Barnes

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS LONDON, ENGLAND

Copyright © 1993 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College

All rights reserved Printed in ihe United States of America Third printing, 2001

First Harvard University Press paperback edition, 2001

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Barnes, Timotay David.

Athanasius and Constantins : theology and politics in the Constantinian empire / Timothy D. Barnes, p. cn.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN 0-674-05067-3 (cloth) ISBN 0-674-00549-X (pbk.)

1. Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, d. 373. 2. Christian saints—Egypt—Alexandria—Biography. 3. Constantius II, Emperor of Rome, 317-361. 4. Church and state—Rome—History. 5. Rome—History—Empire, 284-476. 6. Church history—Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600. I. Title. BR1720.A7B37 1993 270.2'092—dc20

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Athanasius was plainly a violent Party-Mart, and the known Head of a Party; and is therefore no more to be depended on in Matters wherein himself and his own Affairs were particularly concern'd than others, the like Party-Men, and Heads of Parties are to be in parallel Cases. And I need not tell the Honest and Impartial, especially in this Age of Division and Faction, how little Regard is to be given to such Testimonies.

w. whiston, An Historical Preface to Primitive Christianity Keviv'd (London, 1711), 98

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