Sunday, August 03, 2008


Today I finally started reading Athanasius' On the Incarnation. I had forgotten that feeling you get when you read a good book of "that's exactly right!", until C.S. Lewis reminded me of it in the foreword.

Then I read this, from a letter Athanasius wrote about a book he had been trying to write:
[T]he more I desired to write and endeavoured to force myself to understand the Divinity of the Word, so much the more did the knowledge thereof withdraw itself from me; and in proportion as I thought that I had apprehended it, in so much I perceived myself to fail of doing so. Moreover also, I was unable to express in writing even what I seemed myself to understand, and that which I wrote was unequal to my conception.
I love that.

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