“When He came among us, He formed Himself a body, taking it from a virgin to offer a proof of His divinity which could not be ignored. It had to appear clearly that He who fashioned this body is the Maker of all things. For who, seeing a body being born of the Virgin alone, without the intervention of man, could fail to understand the He who appears in that body is the Maker and ruler of other bodies also?”Athanasius, On the Incarnation of the Word 18; PG 25, 128; ed.Thomson (Oxford Claredon Press, 1971), p.178.
Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press.