The Century Reference Library of Universal Knowledge Volume 1

The Century Reference Library of Universal Knowledge Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Europe alarmed the Gothic nation. The Huns forced the passages of the Dnieper, defeated the Goths, and advanced in great force into the plains of Dacia. When, in 874, the West Goths were received by the Romans as allies, A., with a part of his people, refused to accompany them, removing to the W., and fortifying himself against the new enemy. In 380, however, he was obliged to retire, when he accepted the hospitality of the empire and removed to Constantinople, where he met with a cordial and honorable reception by the Emperor Theodosius. At this time, in the yr. 880, d. Fritigern, the king of the Goths that had settled on the S. of the Danube, and A., being made king of the whole West Gothic nation, concluded a treaty of peace in behalf of the whole, which had the eflect of incorporating that people with the other subjects of the empire. He d. at Constantinople in 381. Athainfl/8i8.n Creed, the third of the three ecumenical symbols, derived its name from its composition, being attributed to Athanasius; it is also known, from its initial words in Latin, as the creed Quicunquc Vull. The first part of this creed contains a detailed exposition of the Trinity; the second the doctrine of the incarnation. It was known as early as the beginning of the 6th c., but not under its present name. It is spoken of as "Athanasius's Tract on the Trinity " in some articles of the middle of the 8th c., and is supposed to be alluded to as " the faith of the holy prelate Athanasius," in the Council of Autun, about 670. Athanasius himself makes no mention of this creed, although its doctrines are essentially his; and doubts as to his being the author have arisen, as it is in Latin and he wrote in Greek, and the expressions more

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