Solving a paradox against concrete-composite Christology : a modified hylomorphic proposal

Religious Studies 47 (4):493-502 (2011)

Abstract

A paradox adapted from the well-known 'paradox of increase ' has been formulated against composite Christology in recent literature. I argue that concrete -composite Christologists can reply by denying the premise that the pre-incarnate divine nature = the Second Person of the Trinity. This denial can be made by modifying a hylomorphic theory of individuals. Using an analogy from material coinciding objects, this modified theory provides an illuminating account of how a person can gain parts over time but remain numerically identical, and it demonstrates that concrete nature and person are not the same thing.

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Andrew Loke
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The Paradox of Increase.Eric T. Olson - 2006 - The Monist 89 (3):390-417.
The Compositional Account of the Incarnation.Thomas D. Senor - 2007 - Faith and Philosophy 24 (1):52-71.
On the Coherence of the Incarnation: The Divine Preconscious Model.Andrew Loke - 2009 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 51 (1):50-63.

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