Athanasius became bishop of Alexandria as Arianism began to grow in the East. He was banished by Emperor Constantine for fighting Arianism but was reinstated by Constantine’s son. Although exiled five times for his anti-Arian stand, he did enjoy the peace of it and created several writings in support of Christianity.
b. c. 295 AD Alexandria, Egypt d.5/2/373 Alexandria, Egypt
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