St. Paul's Conception Of Christ; Or, The Doctrine Of The Second Adam by David Somerville

St. Paul's Conception Of Christ; Or, The Doctrine Of The Second Adam

byDavid Somerville

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VI Note, p. 210.--Different Forms Of The Theory Of The Pre-existent God-manhood Of Christ Most of those who have believed in the Pre-existent Godmanhood of Christ have represented it as an eternal determination of the Godhead, or of the Logos. But the opinion has also been held by some that the Pre-existent Humanity of the Son of God is not eternal, but was assumed by Him in an act prior to creation, in order that through It all things might be created, and that it is this taking of our nature into union with His own Eternal Nature that constitutes Him the First-Born of creation. This is the doctrine of Isaac Watts and others, and it has been recently revived, although without any apparent dependence on previous writers, in a work entitled The Nature of Christ, by William Marshall, 1896, in which, with great earnestness and confidence in the scripturalness of his view, the writer, in opposition to previous Christologies, advocates the position that the Son of God, before creation and for mediatorial ends, became the Divine Man in order to represent God to men and men to God: and that it was this Divine Humanity that He laid aside when He became Incarnate, in order that in our flesh and blood He might work out our salvation. He thus distinguishes between a twofold incarnation, that which took place before and for the ends of creation, consisting in the assumption of our nature in its spiritual essence, and that which took place when He descended to this world, consisting in the assumption of a flesh and blood humanity subject to temptation and disease and death. The point of sameness in this view and the ordinary form in which the doctrine of the Pre-existent Divine Humanity of Christ has been held is that in both there is posited a preao existent ...

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Title:St. Paul's Conception Of Christ; Or, The Doctrine Of The Second AdamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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