Book Review: On The Incarnation

Edge Induced Cohesion

On The Incarnation, by Athanasius of Alexandria

If you know something about 4th century Post-Nicene Christian history, the odds are you know something of Athanasius [1].  He wrote a collection of canonical books that, for example, happens to be the first known list that has the New Testament books and only the New Testament books in them, though even in this book one can tell that he found other books useful and beneficial to read, like the Shepherd of Hermas.  He is also known for being the steadfast opponent of Arius, who had the heretical (but then popular belief) that Jesus Christ was a created being.  From all accounts, Athanasius was a somewhat combative fellow, and it was in light of that combativity that he wrote about the incarnation of Jesus Christ in a way that puts this belief in a debate in which the author gives plenty of tips…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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