Sunday, July 29, 2007

God's Simplicity and Christ's Composition of Person

MYTH
If the hypostasis of Jesus is composite then God is not wholly simple

It is not contradictory to affirm that God is completely simple and that the Person or hypostasis of Christ is composite upon the Incarnation. For the Person or hypostasis of Christ is per se wholly simple even as the Nature of the Word, but the Person of Christ subsists in two natures and though there is one subsisting being in Him there are different aspects of subsistence.

Source: Summa Theologica 3.2.4

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