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Against the Heathen

1. Introduction:--The purpose of the book a vindication of Christian doctrine, and especially of the Cross, against the scoffing objection of Gentiles. The effects of this doctrine its main vindication. The knowledge of our religion and of the truth of things is independently manifest rather than in... Read More

Letter 1

THE FESTAL LETTERS, AND THEIR INDEX (Or Chronicon Athanasianum) I. FESTAL LETTERS LETTER I. For 329. Easter-day xi Phartmuthi; viii Id. April; AEr. Dioclet. 45; Coss. Constantinus Aug. VIII. Constantinus Caes. IV; Praefect. Septimius Zenius; Indict. II. OF FASTING, AND TRUMPETS, AND FEASTS. COME, my... Read More

Letter 2

For 330. Easter-day xxiv Pharmuthi; xiii Kal. Mai; 'ra Dioclet. 46; Coss. Gallicianus, Valerius Symmachus; Proefect, Magninianus; Indict. iii. AGAIN, my brethren, is Easter come and gladness; again the Lord hath brought us to this season; so that when, according to custom, we have been nourished wit... Read More

THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD OF GOD - Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1 CREATION AND THE FALL § 1 IN our former book (The Contra Gentes) we dealt fully enough with a few of the chief points about the heathen worship of idols, and how those false fears originally arose. We also, by God's grace, briefly indicated that the Word of the Father is Himself divine, th... Read More

THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD OF GOD - Chapter 2

THE DIVINE DILEMMA AND ITS SOLUTION IN THE INCARNATION § 6 WE saw in the last chapter that, because death and 'cor ruption were gaining ever firmer hold on them, the human race was in process of destruction. Man, who was created in God's image and in his possession of reason reflected the very Word ... Read More

THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD OF GOD - Chapter 3

THE DIVINE DILEMMA AND ITS SOLUTION IN THE INCARNATION - continued § 11 WHEN God the Almighty was making mankind through His own Word, He perceived that they, owing to the limitation of their nature, could not of themselves have any knowledge of their Artificer, the Incorporeal and Uncreate. He took... Read More

THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD OF GOD - Chapter 4

THE DEATH OF CHRIST § 19 ALL these things the Saviour thought fit to do, so that, recognising His bodily acts as works of God, men who were blind to His presence in creation might regain knowledge of the Father. For, as I said before, who that saw His authority over evil spirits and their response t... Read More

THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD OF GOD - Chapter 5

THE RESURRECTION § 26 FITTING indeed, then, and wholly consonant was the death on the cross for us; and we can see how reasonable it was, and why it is that the salvation of the world could be accomplished in no other way. Even on the cross He did not hide Himself from sight; rather, He made all cre... Read More

THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD OF GOD - Chapter 6

REFUTATION OF THE JEWS § 33 WE have dealt thus far with the Incarnation of our Saviour, and have found clear proof of the resurrection of His Body and His victory over death. Let us now go further and investigate the unbelief and the ridicule with which Jews and Gentiles respectively regard these sa... Read More

THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD OF GOD - Chapter 7

REFUTATION OF THE GENTILES § 41 WE come now to the unbelief of the Gentiles ; and this is indeed a matter for complete astonishment, for They laugh at that which is no fit subject for mockery, yet fail to see the shame and ridiculousness of their own idols. But the arguments on our side do not lack ... Read More

THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD OF GOD - Chapter 8

REFUTATION OF THE GENTILES-continued § 46 WHEN did people begin to abandon the worship of idols, unless it were since the very Word of God came among men? When have oracles ceased and become void of meaning, among the Greeks and everywhere, except since the Saviour has revealed Himself on earth? Whe... Read More

THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD OF GOD - Chapter 9

CONCLUSION § 56 HERE, then, Macarius, is our offering to you who love Christ, a brief statement of the faith of Christ and of the manifestation of His Godhead to us. This will give you a beginning, and you must go on to prove its truth by the study of the Scriptures. They were written and inspired b... Read More

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