Thursday, October 6, 2011

St. Athanasius on the redirection of the senses

"men's mind having finally fallen to things of sense, the Word disguised himself by appearing in a body, that he might, as man, transfer men to himself, and center their senses on himself [(ἵνα . . . τὰς αἰσθήσεις αὐτῶν εἰς ἑαυτὸν ἀποκλὶνῃ)]. . . ."

     St. Athanasius, De incarnatione 16 (PG 25, col. 124), trans. Archibald Robertson; Christology of the later Fathers, ed. Edward Rochie Hardy and Cyril C. Richardson, Library of Christian classics 3 (Philadelphia, PA:  The Westminster Press, 1954), 70.

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