Aquinas on Persons, Psychological Subjects, and the Coherence of the Incarnation

Faith and Philosophy 39 (1):124-157 (2022)
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The coherence objection to the doctrine of the Incarnation maintains that it is impossible for one individual to have both the attributes of God and the attributes of a human being. This article examines Thomas Aquinas’s answer to this objection. I challenge the dominant, mereological interpretation of Aquinas’s position and, in light of this challenge, develop and defend a new alternative interpretation of Aquinas’s response to this important objection to Christian doctrine.



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Christopher Hauser
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Aquinas.Eleonore Stump - 2003 - New York: Routledge.
The Logic of God Incarnate.Thomas V. Morris - 1986 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 26 (2):119-121.

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