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    The Arian Heresy

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    Thus, the rise in Arianism led to such a rise in internal conflict within the Church that it drew his attention. As a result, under the pretence of uniting his kingdom once again, he became another strong adversary to the spread of Arianism. Constantine first attempted to negotiate the matter through the court Bishop Hosius of Cordova, the most influential Bishop of Christendom at that period in history. This had no lasting effect on Arius as his heresy still spread across Alexandria and the Christian Kingdom. Constantine then resorted to requesting Alexander and Arius to internally solve the issue. When this too had failed, Constantine declared the first ecumenical council-- The First Council of Nicea on the 20th May of the year 325. This council was attended by over 300 bishops, clergy and laymen from the Christian kingdom, including Arius and a large following led by Eusebius of Nicomedia. This council lasted for two months, until June, during which both sides bitterly argued for their doctrine-- with references to the scripture to support their view-- to be validated by the congregation of Bishops. Emperor Constantine actually attended the council as well-- adviced by Bishop Hosius on the proceedings, to oversee…

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    Saint Augustine of Hippo and Saint Athanasius of Alexandria were both Church Fathers that had a renowned impact on Christian philosophy and Christian theology. In their works, these first century theologians wrestled with issues such as divine providence, the will of God, God’s relationship with the human race, salvation, and many more topics of discussion still relevant to theologians in the present day. Like many of their peers in the church, they agreed on certain matters, one of which is…

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    document Life of Saint Antony of Egypt is a letter which tells the story of what it sounds like: St Antony’s life and piety. It was written by Athanasius, who was the bishop of Alexandria at the time. He expounds upon Antony’s piety and turns even what some might consider faults into some of Antony’s greatest virtues. For example, as a boy, Antony refused to learn to read, preferring to remain ignorant. Much of the world’s population may think this to be simple laziness. Here was a boy, born…

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    Athanasius’ biography, The Life of St. Antony, is not simply a tribute to Antony of Egypt or template for monastic living, it also demonstrates an understanding of soteriology that demands holiness of Christian living . Compare this manuscript to a tapestry, and this soteriological understanding can be likened to a strong, coloured thread woven throughout, giving tone to the image and binding the tapestry together. The reader can catch glimpses of this thread by first taking an overview of the…

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    came from great trade. Egyptian beliefs worked its way around and actually came to Rome from the north. (Boatwright) The movement of Egyptian religion shows in the existence of Serapis, who was formed in the 3rd century BCE to help to unite the Greeks and Egyptians. He is depicted as looking truly Greek but with Egyptian trappings. (Bagnall) One of the primary Egyptian gods that was worshiped in Roman and Greek areas was the god Serapis. Serapis was actually a god by order of Ptolemy I; he…

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    The acclaimed play written by William Shakespeare,The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, should go by another name, The Tragedy of Brutus. Brutus is the main character and hidden protagonist, he is a senate member scarred by Ceaser rising so quickly to kingdom. After being mislead by many friends he decides to assist in the murder of Julius Caesar. The noble Brutus is truly the only protagonist in the play, he should be the center of the play in the stead of the short lived and arrogant Julius Caesar. …

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    Remember the titans’ focuses on a football team of the separated T.C William School Alexandria Virginia in 1971, the white and black schools are integrated and so are the two school’s football teams. The very successful white football team head coach Bill Yoast is replaced as the head coach for the new integrated team, by an equally successful black coach Herman Boone. This action angers Yoast who contemplates advancing his careers elsewhere. However, he is prevailed upon by the white players…

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    and name placed on legal tender, ignoring her brother’s claim of co-regent. But it was not for long that this would last and Cleopatra was soon exiled out of Alexandria and to Syria. With coins bearing her face and her thirst for power still ever growing she would soon force herself back into Egypt as well as Caesar’s arms. “She owes her outstanding place to two main factors: she was one of the protagonists in the great period of change that was brought to a head by Julius Caesar, and she had…

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    viewed geometry, astronomy, and arithmetic is Hypatia of Alexandria. Hypatia of Alexandria (as said by the researchers of www.ancient.eu) was born between c.350 and c.370 in Alexandria, Egypt. Little is known about Hypatia’s childhood, but…

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    Cleopatra was the kind of woman to watch the news. She followed traditions and was the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt before it became another part of the Roman Empire (BBC). As a ruler, she would watch her actions take effect, protecting her son from any challenges to succession by banishing, killing, and estranging her other family members. From a cultural standpoint, she was ethnically Greek, yet managed to build credibility among the Egyptians by learning their language. In the comical…

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