The Son of God was made man! Irenaeus on the coming of God in Christ

The Son of God was made man! Irenaeus on the coming of God in Christ

How shall man pass into God, unless God has passed into man? And how shall he escape from the generation subject to death, if not by means of a new generation, given in a wonderful and unexpected manner by God— that regeneration which flows from the virgin through faith? ...
"He came to save all through means of Himself" Irenaeus on the humanity of Christ

“He came to save all through means of Himself” Irenaeus on the humanity of Christ

For He came to save all through means of Himself — all, I say, who through Him are born again to God — infants, and children, and boys, and youths, and old men ...
A "great kindness to Man": Death as divine gift according to Patristic theologies

A “great kindness to Man”: Death as divine gift according to Patristic theologies

It's a common idea in Patristic theology that death is not just a punishment but also in a way a gift, as it puts a limit to sin, and makes it possible for God to recreate fallen creature through the resurrection ...