On the Incarnation, though completed before the full force of the Arian controversy over the Trinity was felt, provided the first major theological articulation of the doctrine of the incarnation and defense of orthodox trinitarianism. Though ratified by the Nicean council, Athanasius' views cost him dearly and yet the orthodox position has held sway in church history.
This background establishes Athanasius' work as a basic required text for understanding the Christian tradition for liturgical, theological, and individual reasons. Christians will find here much wrestle with, much to learn from, and much worth submitting the mind to. An exc3ellent resource for personal piety and ecumenical dialogue, this compact but handsome volume will richly reward all of its readers.
About the Popular Patristics Series
The Popular Patristics series published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press provides readable and accurate translations of a broad range of early Christian literature to a wide audience--from students of Christian history to lay Christians reading for spiritual benefit.
Recognized Patristic scholars provide short but comprehensive and clear introductory essays according to their specializations for each volume.
Texts include classics of Christian literature, thematic volumes, homily collections, letters, spiritual guidance, and poetical works from a wide variety geographical contexts and historical backgrounds. The purpose of the series is to mine the riches of the early church and to make these invaluable writings available to all.
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