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The Incarnation of the Word

Christopher M. Cullen

in Bonaventure

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149258
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.003.0009

Series: Great Medieval Thinkers

 The Incarnation of the Word

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Bonaventure holds that God does all things with power, wisdom, and goodness; such as in the case of the restoration. If Incarnation is examined as a work of God in the light of power, wisdom, and goodness, we can see why it is the most perfect of all God's works, for there cannot be any greater act of power than to combine within a single person two natures: the human and divine. While Bonaventure stresses the gratuity of the redemption — that is, God was in no way obliged to save us — he is very clear that man could not have been saved by any healer other than God.

Keywords: God; restoration; redemption; grace; wisdom; merit; church; Christ

Chapter.  5015 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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