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Athanasius: It Is His Glory That He Did Not Move With The Times

“As C.S. Lewis put it, if Athanasius (296-373) had not fought so bravely and persistently, orthodox Christianity might have disappeared from history.

His epitaph is 

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The essay below first appeared as a “daily update” from Christianity.com.  I thought it was worth calling to your attention.  The author, whom I don’t know personally, is an associate editor at the Gospel Coalition.  1,127 more words

Faith And History

The Hermeneutical Element of Godly Character


At the very end of his book, On the Incarnation, Athanasius makes a very interesting comment that has always stuck out to me.

But for the searching and right understanding of the Scriptures there is need of a good life and a pure soul, and for Christian virtue to guide the mind to grasp, so far as human nature can, the truth concerning God the Word.

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Christian Life

God Became Man so that We Might Be Made God

The Son of God was made man so that we might be made God
Athanasius, On the Incarnation §54

When I first heard this astounding quote I was repulsed and revolted by the idea that man might become God.

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