Just in time for Advent - The Scandal of the Incarnation
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The Son of God became the Son of Man, so that through Him we might receive adoption. This takes place when man receives and bears and embraces the Son of God.
- Irenaeus, Against Heresies 3:16:3 (From: The Scandal of the Incarnation)
Looking for an inexpensive Advent reading? Pick up a copy of The Scandal of the Incarnation for only $10! This book consists of selections from St. Irenaeus' Against the Heresies.
Saint Irenaeus was the first great Christian theologian. Born in Asia Minor in about 130 AD, he became Bishop of Lyons and died as a martyr early in the third century. His main work, Adversus Haereses (Against the Heresies), is as relevant today as it was eighteen hundred years ago. It is a critique of Gnosticism, the 'anti-body' heresy, which far from dying out, continues to flourish as the main threat to the Christian faith in our own day. With serenity and good humor, Irenaeus unfolds the unity of God's purpose in creation and redemption, in Old and New Testaments. The flesh and blood which Gnosticism so despised has been assumed by God in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and glorified in the Resurrection and the Eucharist.
In this book, quotations from Saint Irenaeus have been arranged thematically in order to show the unity of his Christian view of the world. The texts have been selected and are introduced by the late Hans Urs von Balthasar, and have been translated by John Saward.
“Everything in Irenaeus is bathed in a warm and radiant joy, a wise and majestic gentleness. His words of struggle are hard as iron and crystal clear ... so penetrating that they cannot fail to enlighten the unbiased observer.” - Hans Urs von Balthasar
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