Christology; A Dogmatic Treatise on the Incarnation

Christology; A Dogmatic Treatise on the Incarnation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: doubt that it may be used in a perfectly orthodox sense. The term Hypostasis Christi may be taken either in a material or in a formal sense. Materially it is synonymous with " Person of Christ" (i. e., Logos). The Person of the Logos, of course, like the Person of the Father and that of the Holy Ghost, is absolutely simple. In its formal sense Hypostasis Christi means Hypostasis Christus, i. e., Christ as such, the Incarnate Word, and in this case it is quite correct to speak of a composite Hypostasis. Tiphanus himself admitted the orthodoxy of the proposition: "Christus est compositus," and consequently was guilty of inconsistency in decrying the phrase "Hypostasis Christi composita" as inaccurate. 105 De Hypostasi et Persona, c. 107 Comment, in Quatuor Libros 65-66. Sent., Ill, dist. 6, art. 1, qu. 2. 108 Cfr. Franzelin, De Verbo In-108 V. supra, p. 108 sqq. carnato, thes. 36. Composition is the putting together of several parts or ingredients to form one whole. In the case of creatures the ingredients thus combined are "parts" in the strict sense of the word, because they complement and intrinsically perfect one another and the totum which they constitute. In this sense, of course, there can be no composition in Christ, who, as the Divine Logos, is incapable of being perfected ab extra. Consequently, the humanity of Christ, though perfected and deified by its assumption into the Divine Logos, cannot be conceived strictly as a component part (compars) or ingredient of the Logos, or of the totum which it forms together with the Logos.108 For this reason theologians usually designate the sacred humanity of our Redeemer as quasi-pars or conceive it per modum partis, i. e., as a component part in a purely...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236540874