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25. Athanasius, De Decr., 11

26. Athanasius Exp., fidei 1

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27. Hilary De Trin., 2.6

28. See Hilary’s discussion of this in De Trin., 1.13-19

29. Hilary De Trin., 3.1-5; cf. 1.12; 2.33.

30. Hilary De Trin., 2.24-27; 3.20; 9.4-14; Com. in ps. 53(54).3

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31. Athanasius Exp. fidei, 1 and 4

32. Prov. 8.22 (LXX) reads: Κύριος ἔκτισεν με ἀεχὴν ὁδῶν αὐτοῦεἰς ἔργα αὐτοῦ

33. Athanasius Con Ar., 2.18-43

34. Athanasius Con Ar., 2.44-82

35. Cf. Also Athanasius De Decr., 13f

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36. See the Epistle of Alexander, Athanasius’ predecessor, recorded by Theodoret, Hist. eccl., 1.3; the overture of the Council of Antioch to the Council of Nicaea, J. N. D. Kelly, Early Christian Creeds, pp. 150, 209f and Athanasius Con. Ar., 3.59-62

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37. This has been clearly shown by G Florovsky, ‘The Concept of Creation in St Athanasius,’ op cit., pp. 39ff; see also ‘Creation and Creaturehood,’ Collected Works Vol. III, pp. 47ff.

38. Origen De princ., 1.2f, 10(Not sure). See the fragment of De rebus creatis by Methodios of Olympus, preserved by Photius, Bibliotheca, c. 235.

39. Origen, De princ., 1.2, 6; 4.4, 1; In Jn., 20.18 (N/A)

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40. Athanasius Con. Ar., 1.20

41. Athanasius De syn., 45

42. Cited by Athanasius Con Ar., 1.29 ἁεἰ κοιητής ἐστιν ὁ θεός

43. G Florovsky, Creation in Saint Athanasius,’ op cit p. 50f, and essay to which I am much indebted

44. See Athanasius Con. Ar., 1.5:ῆν ποτε οτε οὐκ ῆν. See also De syn 15; the letter of Arius to Eusebius, Theodoret, Hist Ecc., 1.4; and Epiphanius Haer., 69.6

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45. Athanasius Con Ar., 1.29

46. Athanasius Con Ar., 2.2

47. Athanasius Con Ar., 1.29; 2.2

48. Athanasius Con Ar., 1.29

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49. Athanasius Con Ar., 1.2, 11, 13

50. Athanasius Con Ar., 1.11; 2.3

51. Athanasius Con Ar., 2.57

52. See especially Basil, Hex., 56 for a shrewd discussion of this point.

53. Athanasius ibid.

54. Athanasius In Ill om., 3 there was of course, no change in the essence of God, Con Ar., 1.62-64; 2.8f; 2.12ff; 4.15. See Hilary, De Trin., 11.16; and cf. Gregory Naz.: “He did not change what He was but assumed what He was not.’ Or., 39.13

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55. Gregory Naz., 38.7 and 45.3

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