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Aquinas' Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Eleonore Stump

in The Incarnation

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780199248452
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600524 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199248451.003.0009
 Aquinas' Metaphysics of the Incarnation

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Stump presents Aquinas's interpretation of the metaphysics of the incarnation—his attempt to make sense out of a theological doctrine bequeathed to him as a traditional and central part of Christian belief. This chapter aims to clarify and support both his understanding of doctrine and his metaphysics. Stump begins by laying out the parts of Aquinas's metaphysics, which are particularly important for the doctrine of the incarnation. Then she turns to his interpretation of the doctrine itself. She is concerned particularly with the way in which Aquinas understands the Chalcedonian formula, the resources, which his interpretation of the formula has for handling familiar objections to the doctrine of the incarnation, and the view of the mind(s) of Christ to which his interpretation is committed.

Keywords: Aquinas; Chalcedonian formula; mind of Christ; Stump

Chapter.  9929 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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