Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Incarnation and the Holy Spirit

[I]n the Incarnation, we find the Son of God joined to a man and the fullness of the Holy Spirit present as a singular gift to Christ. In both aspects the incarnate Christ is different from other humans, for the Son of God does not assume any other human, nor is the fullness of the Holy Spirit given to other Christians. Rather, the Son of God and the Holy Spirit visit, infuse, and reform other Christians in ways that are parallel, but not identical to the Incarnation.—Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great, page 145

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Wow. That's a mouthful, isn't it? This is spoke in the context of hammering out the deity of Christ during the Arian and Nestorian controversies of the 500s.

Think about what they are saying for a bit. Good stuff.
</idle musing>

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