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Jesus Is Not A Human Person

This might be surprising to you (it was to me). After all, surely there’s nothing more orthodox than to affirm that Jesus is fully human! And yet, Aquinas (following others in the Chalcedonian tradition, notably Damascene), insists that while Jesus … Continue reading

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Did the Son of God assume a human being?

Strange though it might seem, Aquinas says “No” (ST III.4.3.c.). The Son assumes our human nature, and that nature is united with the divine in the very person of the Son, which means that the man Jesus isn’t assumed by … Continue reading

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The Man of Your Right Hand

In Ps 80:15, the Psalmist intercedes for “the vineyard which thy [sc. the LORD’s] right hand hath planted.” Just a few verses later, he speaks of “the man of thy right hand…the son of man whom thou madest strong for … Continue reading

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