St Gregory of Nazianzus said that what had not been assumed could not have been healed - here are some thoughts from Newman in the same vein.
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Every time we recite the Creed we talk of Christ being made man, here Newman reflects in these words.
This sermon, from Newman's Anglican days, is one of my favourites, but you might note that at this stage Newman did not believe in the Immaculate Conception.
Happy Christmas to all our readers - and for this special day, one of our favourite Newman sermons
It is easy to forget quite what 'kenosis' means - here Newman reminds us.
The Incarnation enables us to know God in new ways.
Considering the Incarnation the central truth of the gospel, and the source whence we are to draw out its principles, Newman here begins to outline the principles of Christianity.