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The humanity of God

Brian Leftow

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199583164
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725647 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583164.003.0002
The humanity of God

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One can defend the claim that a timeless God can be incarnate by construing the Incarnation as the forming of a composite whose parts are timeless God the Son and a temporal body and soul—an approach with precedent in Aquinas and Ockham among others. This chapter defends this proposal against recent criticism by Thomas Senor and Richard Cross and suggests that a ‘parts’ christology is preferable to its alternatives whether or not God is temporal.

Keywords: compositionalism; concretism; human nature; Platonism; Nestorianism; consciousness; identity; Trenton Merricks; embodiment; suffering

Chapter.  12759 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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