03 March 2011

That We Might Live Again

He descended that he might raise us up; he went down to corruption, that corruption might put on immortality; he became weak for us, that we might rise with power; he descended to death, that he might bestow on us immortality, and give life to the dead. Finally, he became man, that we who die as men might live again, and that death should no more reign over us.
--'Festal Letter,' 10:8; quoted in Thomas G. Weinandy, Athanasius: A Theological Introduction (Ashgate, 2007), 96; note also p. 123

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