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St. Athanasius Uses theosis, the Theotokos, the Real Presence and the Single Subject Argument to Refute the Same Errors the Calvinists Preach:
[Prior to the battle of St. Cyril of Alexandria with Nestorius at the Council of Ephesus (431), St. Cyril's predecessor on the throne of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, St. Athanasius, had already defended the Theotokos and the orthodox doctrine of a single personal subject in the Incarnational economy--the divine Person of the Word. On top of that, he also defended this, like St. Cyril, by an appeal to the Real Presence. Here, St. Athanasius rebukes the Proto-Nestorians and by extension, their modern day re-incarnation, the Calvinists. So, we now officially have five well-known Calvinists who have made pro-Nestorian statements: A.A. Hodge, R.J. Rushdoony, Eric Svendson, Turretinfan and John W. Robbins co-author, Sean Gerety. According to these men (not even understanding what is meant by a "single subject"), our view is heretical. So, now, let's call on them to be consistent and damn St. Athanasius, whom they inconsistently laud. -Jay]
Letter 61 to Maximus. (Written about 371 a.d.)
To our beloved and most truly longed-for son, Maximus , philosopher, Athanasius greeting in the Lord.
Having read the letter now come from you, I approve your piety: but, marvelling at the rashness of those ‘who understand neither what they say nor whereof they confidently affirm 1 Timothy 1:7,’ I had really decided to say nothing. For to reply upon matters which are so plain and which are clearer than light, is simply to give an excuse for shamelessness to such lawless men. And this we have learned from the Saviour. For when Pilate had washed his hands, and acquiesced in the false accusation of the Jews of that day, the Lord answered him no more, but rather warned his wife in a dream, so that He that was being judged might be believed to be God not in word, but in power. Read more of this post