"by taking a body from the Virgin he refashioned our fallen nature. . . .
"he offered his own manhood as the firstfruits of our race to keep us from losing heart when suffering comes our way, and to make us look forward to receiving the same reward as he did, since we know that we possess the same humanity. . . .
"The [Socratic] saying 'Know thyself' means therefore that we should recognize and acknowledge in ourselves the God who made us in his own image. . . . So let us not be at enmity with ourselves, but change our way of life without delay. . . . God is not beggarly"; "for the sake of his own glory he has given us a share in his divinity."
St. Hippolytus of Rome, Philosophumena or Refutation of all heresies (Refutatio omnium haeresium) 10.33-34 (Refutatio omnium haeresium, ed. M. Marcovich, Patristische Texte und Studien 25 (1986); Hippolytus Werke 3 (GCS 26), ed. Paul Wendland (Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1916), p. 291, ll. 8 ff.; PG 16, pt. 3, cols. 3452A-3453C), as reproduced in the Office of readings for 30 December, Liturgy of the hours, vol. 1, pp. 459-461. For the ANF translation by J. H. MacMahon, go here. For the translation of the Cruice text by F. Legge, see vol. 2 (London: SPCK, 1921), p. 176 ff.