On the Incarnation: The Treatise de Incarnatione Verbi Dei

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9780020832003: On the Incarnation: The Treatise de Incarnatione Verbi Dei

When I first opened his De Incarnatione I soon discovered by a very simple test that I was reading a masterpiece. I knew very little Christian Greek except that of the New Testament and I had expected difficulties. To my astonishment I found it almost as easy as Xenophon; and only a master mind could, in the fourth century, have written so deeply on such a subject with such classical simplicity. Every page I read confirmed this impression. I do not think the reader will find here any of that sawdusty quality which is so common in modern renderings from the ancient languages. That is as much as the English reader will notice; those who compare the version with the original will be able to estimate how much wit and talent is presupposed in such a choice, for example, as "these wiseacres" on the very first page. C. S. LEWIS

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Athanasius stood contra mundum ("against the world") in defense of the biblical doctrine of Christ. He opposed Arius when it seemed all the world would follow Arius's heresy. Athanasius's work remains even today one of the definitive statements of orthodox Trinitarianism.

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Athanasius famously stood "against the world", against Arius when it seemed the world would turn away from a biblical view of Jesus. "On the Incarnation" remains one of the definitive statements and classic defences of an orthodox Christian view of Christ.

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