Christ became man for our sake by St. Athanasius of Alexandria.

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“Christ, being God, became man for our sake and was born of Mary, Mother of God, to free us from the devil’s power.”

AthanasiusOn Virginity 3; PG, 256; TU 29, 2,38

“It was for our sake that Christ became man, taking flesh from the Virgin Mary, Mother of God.” 

AthanasiusAgainst the Arians 3, 29; PG 26, 385

” When, at the end of time ordained, He was born of Mary to destroy sin (for this is why the Father decided to send His own Son, born of a woman, born under the law), then he, having taken a body, became man.” 

AthanasiusAgainst the Arians 3, 31; PG 26, 388-89.

Jesus Christ’s death was real. He freed us from the slavery of sin. He defeated death by taking a real body.

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Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press. p.101-102

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