- of or relating to Athanasius or to the doctrines ascribed to him.
Origin of Athanasian
Examples from the Web for athanasian
And in this Trinity "none is afore or after the other," which recalls the Athanasian Creed.War and the Weird
It is needless to say that Tiny had been to church and heard the Athanasian Creed.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6
Augustus J. C. Hare
You must know, surely, that I did not use to be an Athanasian, or even a Waterlandian.Christmas Evans
The Athanasian Creed is not objectionable because of its damnatory clauses.More Pages from a Journal
It was a century later that the dogma was defined in its Athanasian form.The Religious Sentiment
Daniel G. Brinton
Word Origin and History for athanasian
1580s, from Athanasius, archbishop of Alexandria in the reign of Constantine. The name is Latin, from Greek Athanasios, from athanatos "immortal," from a- "not," privative prefix, + thanatos "death."