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On the Incarnation: The Treatise de Incarnatione Verbi Dei Hardcover – 1 Dec 1970

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  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Mowbray (1 Dec. 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0264653130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0264653136
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,620,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Athanasius of Alexandria, (b. ca. 296-298 – d. 2 May 373), also referred to as St. Athanasius the Great, St. Athanasius I of Alexandria, St Athanasius the Confessor and (primarily in the Coptic Orthodox Church) St Athanasius the Apostolic, was the 20th bishop of Alexandria. His episcopate lasted 45 years (c. 8 June 328 – 2 May 373), of which over 17 were spent in five exiles ordered by four different Roman emperors. He is considered to be a renowned Christian theologian, a Church Father, the chief defender of Trinitarianism against Arianism, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century. He is remembered for his role in the conflict with Arius and Arianism. In 325, at the age of 27, Athanasius had a leading role against the Arians in the First Council of Nicaea. At the time, he was a deacon and personal secretary of the 19th Bishop of Alexandria, Alexander. Nicaea was convoked by Constantine I in May–August 325 to address the Arian position that Jesus of Nazareth is of a distinct substance from the Father.[1] In June 328, at the age of 30, three years after Nicæa and upon the repose of Bishop Alexander, he became archbishop of Alexandria. He continued to lead the conflict against the Arians for the rest of his life and was engaged in theological and political struggles against the Emperors Constantine the Great and Constantius II and powerful and influential Arian churchmen, led by Eusebius of Nicomedia and others. He was known as "Athanasius Contra Mundum". Within a few years of his departure, St. Gregory of Nazianzus called him the "Pillar of the Church". His writings were well regarded by all Church fathers who followed, in both the West and the East. His writings show a rich devotion to the Word-become-man, great pastoral concern, and profound interest in monasticism. Athanasius is counted as one of the four Great Doctors of the Church in the Roman Catholic Church as well as one of the Great Doctors of the Church in Eastern Orthodoxy, where he is also labeled the "Father of Orthodoxy". He is also celebrated by many Protestants, who label him "Father of The Canon". Athanasius is venerated as a Christian saint, whose feast day is 2 May in Western Christianity, 15 May in the Coptic Orthodox Church, and 18 January in the other Eastern Orthodox Churches. He is venerated by the Roman Catholic Church, Oriental and Eastern Orthodox churches, the Lutherans, and the Anglican Communion. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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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.
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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.
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This is a required reading for any Christian seeking the truths of the nature of the incarnation of Christ. It's a standard and worth reading, though some of the subject matter is a bit dated (it IS 4th century). The main arguments put forward for the deity, eternity and bodily resurrection of Christ are not mind-bending theology but put into 'lay' terms for any reader. Not overlong but also not the deepest spiritual work ever written. One to tick off your list IMHO.
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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.
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By Paul Munro VINE VOICE on 28 Nov. 2012
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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!
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Amazingly accessible and solid in observation, truth and reason.
Something to ponder and savour to enlighten and strength your faith.
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