5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 28 September 2012
A wonderful description of why the incarnation was needed and what was achieved by it. This is the best I have read on the subject and proves that the church fathers are not unwieldy and heavy to read. This book is a must read for anyone interested in early christianity.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 1 February 2010
This is an outstanding classic. Though written as far back as the early 4th Cen. Athanasius' treatment of the nature of God and the place of The Incarnation from creation through the atonement to eternity, is second to none.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2012
I enjoyed reading this short Christian classic by St Athanasius. He lays very important foundational truths. Highly readable and very clearly written. A 2012 translation of the English perhaps is needed to ensure it continues to command wider readship. My rating of 4/5 is merely that it does not quite belong in that category, yet, where I anticipate re-reading it. Not because it does not deserve 5/5, but because more fuller exposition of the issues now exist elsewhere, which undoubtedly have built on this.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Athanasius and his writings came to my attention when researching a particular belief (kenosis) that had crept into our Church. This is a very deep and profound look at the incarnation and its implications for the world. Good to read around Christmas to remind ourselves of what, exactly, the incarnation is actually about!