on the incarnation

Well I have been reading away from seminary. 

I just finished a classic Christian book from history. 

On the Incarnation by St. Athanasius. 
41qq3xagoql__bo2204203200_pisitb-sticker-arrow-clicktopright35-76_aa240_sh20_ou01_This book was pretty good but I am not exactly sure why it is so popular.  Maybe it is because I have read books on this topic and this one seems to basically recap whatever those other ones said. It is a pretty straightforward book.  But more than anything else, I believe it sparked me to want to read books by other early church fathers. 

If you are interested in hitting the topic of Jesus coming to earth as a man then this book will help you out on that journey.  Don’t be scared of the old language that is used.  This is a modern translation to help out those who don’t speak with ‘thous’ and add ‘eth’ at the end of all verbs. 

Favorite quote:

One cannot possibly understand the teaching of the saints unless one has a pure mind and is trying to imitate their life.  Anyone who wants to look at sunlight naturally wipes his eye clear first, in order to make, at any rate, some approximation to the purity of that on which he looks; and a person wishing to see a city or country goes to the place in order to do so.  Similarly, anyone who wishes to understand the mind of the sacred writers must first cleanse his own life, and approach the saints by copying their deeds.” 

4 out of 5 stars.

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