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  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Lrg edition (June 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1490388370
  • ISBN-13: 978-1490388373
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #696,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Athanasius of Alexandria (b. ca. 296-298 – d. 2 May 373), also referred to as St. Athanasius the Great, St. Athanasius I of Alexandria, St Athanasius the Confessor and (primarily in the Coptic Orthodox Church) St Athanasius the Apostolic, was the 20th bishop of Alexandria. His episcopate lasted 45 years (c. 8 June 328 – 2 May 373), of which over 17 were spent in five exiles ordered by four different Roman emperors. He is considered to be a renowned Christian theologian, a Church Father, the chief defender of Trinitarianism against Arianism, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century. He is remembered for his role in the conflict with Arius and Arianism. In 325, at the age of 27, Athanasius had a leading role against the Arians in the First Council of Nicaea. At the time, he was a deacon and personal secretary of the 19th Bishop of Alexandria, Alexander. Nicaea was convoked by Constantine I in May–August 325 to address the Arian position that Jesus of Nazareth is of a distinct substance from the Father. In June 328, at the age of 30, three years after Nicæa and upon the repose of Bishop Alexander, he became archbishop of Alexandria. He continued to lead the conflict against the Arians for the rest of his life and was engaged in theological and political struggles against the Emperors Constantine the Great and Constantius II and powerful and influential Arian churchmen, led by Eusebius of Nicomedia and others. He was known as "Athanasius Contra Mundum". Within a few years of his departure, St. Gregory of Nazianzus called him the "Pillar of the Church". His writings were well regarded by all Church fathers who followed, in both the West and the East. His writings show a rich devotion to the Word-become-man, great pastoral concern, and profound interest in monasticism.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Donahue on August 17, 2013
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The Incarnation of the Word of God (Large Print) by St. Athanasius is a wonderful classical work. I needed the version with the introduction by CS Lewis, which this one has. I did not expect the book itself to be so large. Yes, I know it is large print but didn't expect the book to be so large in size. My biggest pet peeve is misspellings. This copy is rife with typos ("bath" is used several times in place of "hath" in Biblical quotes, simple words misspelled, question marks in odd places, one date in the text of the introduction even says "194z", etc, etc). I can only assume this was downloaded from online or disc but never checked for compatibility or accuracy.

Despite the editing/typing errors, I would recommend any and every Christian read this treatise on the Incarnation. It is still very deep but very readable at the same time. Maybe find a better quality printing of the text.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Bojan Tunguz HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on June 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Much of what we take for granted in orthodox Christian faith today has been painstakingly discerned and developed over the course of many centuries. Many holy men and women made their invaluable contribution to this venerable body of knowledge, and they deepened our understanding of God's revelation. One such important figure in the early Church was St. Athanasius.

St. Athanasius was the fourth century bishop of Alexandria. He was involved in several important theological debates of that era, the most significant being his opposition to Arianism. Arianism is a heresy that claimed that Christ was of a different substance than the Father. This heresy was rejected at the first council of Nicaea, and ever since then the orthodox view on the nature of Trinity and incarnation has been well established.

"On the Incarnation" is a superbly written treatise that deals with one of the most fundamental pillars of Christian faith. The arguments for the necessity, appropriateness and efficacy of the incarnation of the Word of God are presented with a great deal of insight and clarity of thought. This is perhaps one of the theological texts that give the clearest exposition of the mystery of incarnation. It ought to be read by everyone who is interested in deepening his Christian faith and grounding it in historical context and within the long and venerable tradition of Church fathers. This is a very reasonable, rational, and well argued treatise. This will not come as a surprise to anyone who has studied Christian theology at a deeper level, but it certainly challenges the anti-religious stereotypes that have been prevalent in recent times.

This is an extremely well written book that has not lost any of its theological and intellectual luster over the years. It was an absolute pleasure to read.
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By Unclepeacock on October 15, 2014
Format: Paperback
This is an inspirational book and should be more widely read.
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