Four Discourses Against The Arians


Read by Jonathan Lange

(3.9 stars; 17 reviews)

In spite of Nicea's condemnation of Arius in 325, Arianism was far from dead. For decades after Nicea, political intrigue and personality clashes continued to confuse the doctrinal issues. Additionally, the line separating othodoxy from Arianism was blurred by a number of "semi-Arians" who agreed with the theology of orthodoxy but continued to object to the "homoousios" of the Nicene Formula. In this milieu, Athanasius of Alexandria tirelessly worked to cut through the confusion and restore unity. Sometimes alone against the world, Athanasius rejected all attempts at unity through ambiguity and strove for unity through clarity. His Four Discourses Against the Arians are the culmination of these efforts. By these, Athanasius successfully defended the theology of the Nicene Formula and united the orthodox Church. For doing so, Athanasius holds an honored place in Church history. (summary by Jonathan Lange) (11 hr 36 min)

Chapters

I.1 Introduction 9:49 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.2 Extracts from the Thalia of Arius 8:09 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.3 The Importance of the Subject 10:34 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.4 That the Son is Eternal and Increate 10:33 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.5 That the Son is Eternal and Increate, continued 9:32 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.6 That the Son is Eternal and Increate, continued 16:56 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.7 Objections to the Foregoing Proof 10:38 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.8 Objections continued 10:41 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.9 Objections continued 12:36 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.10 Objections continued 6:48 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.11 Texts Explained 1st: Philippians 2:9-10 26:01 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.12 Texts Explained 2nd: Psalm 45:7-8 21:09 Read by Jonathan Lange
I.13 Texts Explained 3rd: Hebrews 1:4 33:15 Read by Jonathan Lange
II.14 Texts Explained 4th: Hebrews 3:2 31:33 Read by Jonathan Lange
II.15 Texts Explained 5th: Acts 2:36 19:45 Read by Jonathan Lange
II.16 Introductory to Proverbs 8:22, that the Son is not a Creature 17:31 Read by Jonathan Lange
II.17 That the Son is not a Creature, continued 17:59 Read by Jonathan Lange
II.18 That the Son is not a Creature, continued 36:34 Read by Jonathan Lange
II.19 Texts Explained 6th: Proverbs 8:22 19:31 Read by Jonathan Lange
II.20 Texts Explained 6th: Proverbs 8:22, continued 17:00 Read by Jonathan Lange
II.21 Texts Explained 6th: Proverbs 8:22, continued 45:19 Read by Jonathan Lange
II.22 Context of Proverbs 8:22, viz. 22-30 28:04 Read by Jonathan Lange
III.23 Texts Explained 7th: John 14:10, Introduction 17:33 Read by Jonathan Lange
III.24 Texts Explained 8th: John 17:3, and the like 8:59 Read by Jonathan Lange
III.25 Texts Explained 9th: John 10:30, 17:11, etc. 45:41 Read by Jonathan Lange
III.26 Introductory to Texts from the Gospels on the Incarnation 26:59 Read by Jonathan Lange
III.27 Texts Explained 10th: Matthew 11:27, John 3:35, etc. 16:27 Read by Jonathan Lange
III.28 Texts Explained 11th: Mark 13:32, Luke 2:52 30:07 Read by Jonathan Lange
III.29 Texts Explained 12th: Matthew 26:29, John 12:27, etc. 13:13 Read by Jonathan Lange
III.30 Objections continued (as in Chapters 7-10) 28:59 Read by Jonathan Lange
IV. The Substantiality of the Word, § 1-7 17:40 Read by Jonathan Lange
IV. The Distinction of Divine Persons, § 8-14 15:37 Read by Jonathan Lange
IV. The Identity of Word and Son, § 15-25 29:57 Read by Jonathan Lange
IV. That the Son is the Co-existing Word, argued from the Scriptures, § 26-36 25:17 Read by Jonathan Lange

Reviews


(5 stars)

St Athanasius' Discourses are the BEST exposition of Christology! Jonathan Lang is a VERY FINE reader!