St. Athanasius On the Incarnation | Book Review

There are three good reasons to read this edition of Athanasius’On the Incarnation. First, the Introduction by C. S. Lewis is worth the price of the book. “There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by professionals,” he writes, “and that the amateur should content himself with the modern books.” He goes on to give reasons why that “strange idea” is a mistake, as well as to make the case for the importance of reading old books. “The only palliative [to modern prejudices] is to keep the clean sea breeze of … Continue reading St. Athanasius On the Incarnation | Book Review

The God-Man (Revelation 1:12–16)

Revelation 1:9–11 introduces John’s vision of Jesus Christ by reporting his commission to “write what you see.” Verses 12–20 describe what John actually saw: Jesus Christ in glory (verses 12–16) standing in the midst of his churches (verses 17–20). We should pay close attention to John’s description of Jesus Christ. General appearance: “one like a son of man” Clothing: “a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest” Hair: “white like wool, as white as snow” Eyes: “like a flame of fire” Feet: “like burnished bronze” Voice: “like the roar of many waters” Now, this is not the … Continue reading The God-Man (Revelation 1:12–16)