Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Athanasius Quote?

Does anyone know the proper quote (and perhaps even the Greek) for a saying of Athanasius to the effect that: "He is no bishop who has denied the faith".

2 comments:

J. L. Watts said...

I thought that Cyprian said something similiar.

Matt said...

Michael,
I haven't had time to chase the quote down, but I believe that quote came from Athanasius' "Apologia to Constantius"; after Constantine commanded Athanasius to admit into the church "all who desired it".

Could be WAY off though. Athanasius wrote so much it's hard to check. He was almost more prolific that Tom Wright! And that's saying something.