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The Metaphysics of the Incarnation
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The Metaphysics of the Incarnation: Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus

Richard Cross

Abstract

The period from Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus is one of the richest in the history of Christian theology. This book aims to provide a thorough examination of the doctrine in this era, making explicit its philosophical and theological foundations. Medieval theologians believed that there were good reasons for supposing that Christ's human nature was individual. In the light of this, Part 1 discusses how the various thinkers held that an individual nature could be united to a divine person. Part 2 shows how one divine person could be incarnate without any other. Part 3 deals with questions of Ch ... More

Keywords: Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, Christian theology, medieval theologians, Christ, divine person, Christological predication, individual nature, metaphysics, Christology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199244362
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244362.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Cross, author
Tutorial Fellow in Theology, Oriel College, and Lecturer in Theology, University of Oxford
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