Friday, 20 May 2022

The Angelic Doctor Against the Errors of the Greeks - Chapter 19

CHAPTER 19

How the Son of God is to be understood to have assumed a human nature in his essence.

Another doubt occurs when Athanasius says of the Son of God in his third discourse on the Council of Nicaea: “In his ousia, that is, essence, he assumed from us our human nature.” Footnote Since assumption terminates at union, and the union was not effected in the nature but in the person, it therefore seems that the human nature was not assumed in the essence of the Son.

Rather, this manner of speaking must be described as imprecise, and should be interpreted thus: He assumed our nature in his essence in such wise, namely, that it is united in his essence in the unity of the person.

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