Author Topic: On the Incarnation of the Word editions  (Read 1030 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline William

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,357
On the Incarnation of the Word editions
« on: October 03, 2011, 09:03:26 PM »
I can't read long things on the computer. So I want to buy a physical copy of St. Athanasius' work.

Any advice as to which edition I should get?
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

Offline Melodist

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,522
Re: On the Incarnation of the Word editions
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 09:11:14 PM »
St Vladimirs prints an excellent version. I read a copy that I checked out from my parish library. Well worth it. It also has a commentary on the Psalms written by St Athanasius. I found it very easy to read and enlightening.

http://www.svspress.com/product_info.php?products_id=189
And FWIW, these are our Fathers too, you know.

Made Perfect in Weakness - Latest Post: The Son of God

Offline Iconodule

  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,528
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Ecumenical Patriarchate (ACROD)
Re: On the Incarnation of the Word editions
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 09:34:36 PM »
To me this is a no-brainer. Get this book: http://www.amazon.com/Christology-Fathers-Library-Christian-Classics/dp/0664241522

It includes On the Incarnation as well as theological writings of Sts. Gregory the Theologian and Gregory of Nyssa. It also has a whole bunch of documents from various ecumenical councils in the appendix.  
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 09:34:51 PM by Iconodule »
Quote
But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,265
  • Paint It Red
Re: On the Incarnation of the Word editions
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 10:36:24 PM »
Sorry Iconodule but the version with CS Lewis introduction is best, heck just the intro is worth the price itself:"

http://www.amazon.com/Incarnation-Incarnatione-Verbi-Popular-Patristics/dp/0913836400
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline Iconodule

  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,528
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Ecumenical Patriarchate (ACROD)
Re: On the Incarnation of the Word editions
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 10:51:46 PM »
Eh? Lewis' intro is basically a long way of saying, "we should read more old books." Just get on with reading the old books. And why get one old book when you can get a whole bunch in one volume? Christology of the Later Fathers is the better volume. The background material for each section is much more useful than Lewis' intro.

Lewis' introduction can be read online anyway: http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/history/ath-inc.htm
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 10:52:47 PM by Iconodule »
Quote
But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 19,329
  • Pray for me Sts. Mina & Kyrillos for my interviews
  • Faith: Oriental Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Coptic
Re: On the Incarnation of the Word editions
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 10:54:21 PM »
The Greek edition by St. Athanasius is the best one  ;)

(sorry, I couldn't resist)
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 10:54:50 PM by minasoliman »
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

Offline William

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,357
Re: On the Incarnation of the Word editions
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 04:46:40 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.

I'll probably end up going with Iconodule's suggestion.
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.