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Athanasius of Alexandria On The Incarnation

Athanasius of Alexandria
“Naturally also, through this union of the immortal Son of God with our human nature, all people were clothed with incorruption in the promise of the resurrection. For the solidarity of humanity is such that, by virtue of the Word’s indwelling in a single human body, the corruption which goes with death has lost its power over all. You know how it is when some great king enters a large city and dwells in one of its houses; because of his dwelling in that single house, the whole city is honored, and enemies and robbers cease to molest it. Even so is it with the King of all; He has come into our country and dwelt in one body amidst the many, and in consequence the designs of the enemy against humanity have been foiled and the corruption of death, which formerly held them in its power, has simply ceased to be. For the human race would have perished utterly had not the Lord and Savior of all, the Son of God, come among us to put an end to death.”

(On the Incarnation, Chapter 2, paragraph 9)

On the Incarnation
by: Athanasius of Alexandria
publisher: Blue Letter Bible, published: 2012-11-28
ASIN: B00AF2CXT4
sales rank: 103563

This classic book has been heralded by the likes of C.S. Lewis as an essential read for the modern believer. Athanasius of Alexandria authored some of the earliest works on Orthodox theology, including On the Incarnation. In this brief but profound work, he addresses the fundamental purposes of God taking on human flesh, in order to convert the transgressions of the corruptible into the holiness of the incorruptible. Topics such as creation, death, and resurrection are addressed in a manner that magnifies the infinite and omnipotent Creator.

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