CHURCH FATHERS (24): Passionate defender of the Incarnation

Athanasius, a prominent Church Father, was known for his staunch defense of the Incarnation and opposition to the Arian heresy. Despite facing exile multiple times, Athanasius remained steadfast in upholding orthodox Christian doctrine and promoting monastic ideals, particularly through his close association with the great hermit, Saint Anthony. His writings, including “The Life of Anthony,” had a significant impact on the development of monasticism in both the Eastern and Western Church.