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Athanasian wench

obsolete A derogatory term for a lascivious woman who readily has sex with any man who asks for it. Taken from the Athanasian Creed, an early Christian statement of belief from at least the 6th century, the opening words of which are quicunque vult , or "whosoever wishes." Sir, how dare you. I am not one of your Athanasian wenches, ready to indulge your lust at a moment's notice!
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17) In the end both bishops, unsurprisingly, discouraged Whiston from publishing his catalogue of texts from the New Testament and earliest Christian writers with the goal of proving an Athanasian heresy.
The Nicene Creed affirms that Christ is "of the same substance" as the Father and stresses "the reality of the Holy Spirit"; the Apostolic and Athanasian Creeds assert Christ's divinity and the centrality of the Trinity to salvation.
Nothing less than the fate of high-modern England is here refracted through what Eliot was later to characterize (Selected Essays 286-88) as the "unified" sensibility of English early modernity, but which Coleridge himself would no doubt rather have understood as a sensibility of the loving and other-welcoming heart attuned (philosophically) to dynamic polarity and (theologically) to the Holy Cross and the Holy Trinity, as the latter is expounded in the "crossing and clamorous clauses" of the Athanasian Creed (Williams Descent of the Dove 59).
The traditional words appear also in the Athanasian Creed, which may have had its origin in the Gallican rite in the fifth century, but in the Nicene Creed, probably affirmed by the Council of Constantinople in 381, Jesus is only said to have "suffered death and was buried.
Several of the foundational documents such as the Athanasian Creed, the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion and the Catechism, although found in the 1962 Book of Common Prayer, were omitted from the Book of Alternative Services and may be unknown by a generation raised only on the BAS.
For example, Alexander (Kamehameha IV), a renaissance man in the fullest sense of the term, translated the 1662 Book of Common Prayer into Hawaiian with the exception of the Athanasian Creed (Kanahele, 1999).
Hildegard embarked on four preaching tours; she wrote a life of Saints Rupert and Disibod and a treatise on the Benedictine Rule and the Athanasian Creed; and she is responsible for an invented language.
11) Williams comments on this divine unity with specific reference even to the Incarnation, writing "even now, in spite of the Athanasian Creed, the single existence of the Incarnate Word is too often almost Gnostically contemplated as an inhabitation of the flesh by the Word.
Happily, his key work, On the Triniu, coherent with Athanasian notions of Consubstantiality, survives, as does (in Jerome's Latin) his equally orthodox On the Holy Spirit.
Crucial issues like the Athanasian consubstantial versus the Arian created conception of the Trinity "had no basis in scripture" (p.
Della Robbia's account of the final hours of Agostino Capponi and Pietro Boscoli, sentenced to death in 1513 as conspirators against the Medici, reveals that the men read the Athanasian Creed (which details Christ's Passion, descent into hell, Resurrection and Last Judgment in a discourse on salvation), contemplated the Miserere mei Deus, one of the seven penitential psalms, and denial of Peter (Mark 14:66-72), and recited Psalm 69 ('Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul') and, repeatedly, the Credo, intermittently, the brothers of the Compagnia dei Neri sang penitential psalms and, at some point, arranged for a Savonarolan Dominican friar to serve as a spiritual counsellor to the two prisoners and take (or coax) their confessions.
Creeds--from the Latin word credo, or "I believe"--have long been part of the Christian tradition: the Apostles' Creed spells out the faith of the apostles; the Athanasian Creed focuses on the fifth-century understanding of Jesus; the 1968 "Credo of the People of God" reaffirms Catholic truths in the face of modernity.
The Fathers of the Church would hardly dispute a fundamental article of Christian belief which, with scriptural authority, is part of the Athanasian creed.
The Council of Nicaea in 325, the Council of Constantinople in 381, the Athanasian Creed in the sixth century, even Pope Paul VI's "Credo of the People of God," published as late as 1968, and multiple others all attempted at different times, in the face of different questions, to reformulate the fundamentals in ways that could be understood by people at that time.
Similarly, whereas he had rejected the Athanasian Creed as a young man and had finally found an avenue for its acceptance in Maurice's liberal interpretation of negative doctrines like eternal punishment, in 1865 he seems closer to a position of casuistry or mental reservation than to one of a via media: