Sunday, 31 January 2016

Sorry: you cannot ... Have Your Trinity & INCARNATION, Too!

(Thursday, April 25, 2013, 4:09 AM)

Let's pretend ...

Let's pretend that the notion of "trinity" makes some sense, and is not just a "toy for theologians" (as Kant must have said, somewhere).

Let's assume that God subsists as a "Trinity of Persons", and that, in the Incarnation in Jesus, human nature has been united to the divine nature of the "Eternal Son" so as to constitute one Person.

How is Jesus, resurrected and sitting on the right hand of the Father, posited with respect to this Trinity?

Two only are the possibilities:

a. either the divinity of the Son has been changed and somehow “enriched” by the humanity of Jesus,

b. or the humanity of Jesus has been entirely “absorbed” into the divinity of the Son.

(Sorry, no third option, I am afraid ...)

In the former case (a.) it is God’s immutability which is questioned; in the latter case (b.) it is the very reality, value and meaning of Resurrection which dissolve into a haze. (Sorry, no third option, I am afraid ...)

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