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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Athanasian  \Ath`a*na"sian\  (?;  277),  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Athanasius  bishop  of  Alexandria  in  the 
  4th  century. 
  {Athanasian  creed},  a  formulary,  confession,  or  exposition  of 
  faith,  formerly  supposed  to  have  been  drawn  up  by 
  Athanasius  but  this  opinion  is  now  rejected,  and  the 
  composition  is  ascribed  by  some  to  Hilary  bishop  of  Arles 
  (5th  century).  It  is  a  summary  of  what  was  called  the 
  orthodox  faith.