In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up;and the train of his robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1) The goal of the Christian life is to see God. We see Him now veiled beneath bread and wine, in the waters of Holy Baptism, in
Series: Reading the Old Testament
St. Athanasius (a.d. ca. 298–373) was five years old when the last and greatest persecution under the Roman commenced.
O Lord, how many are my foes!Many are rising against me;2 many are saying of my soul,“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,my glory, and the lifter of my head.4 I cried aloud to the Lord,and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah 5 I lay
The celebration of the resurrection, particularly in the face of death and grief, is the hallmark of the Christian faith.
Certain texts you read at certain times every year. Every Advent, I revisit St. Athanasius’s On the Incarnation.
One thing that makes us nervous about early Christian interpretation of the Scriptures is what we call “allegory” or “spiritual exegesis.”
Old books help us see things differently. It’s not to say that old books are inherently better, but they are different.