Thomistic Multiple Incarnations

Heythrop Journal (6):359-370 (2014)
Tim Pawl
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
In this article I present St. Thomas Aquinas’s views on the possibility of multiple incarnations. First I disambiguate four things one might mean when saying that multiple incarnations are possible. Then I provide and justify what I take to be Aquinas’s answers to these questions, showing the intricacies of his argumentation and concluding that he holds an extremely robust view of the possibility of multiple incarnations. According to Aquinas, I argue, there could be three simultaneously existing concrete rational natures, each of which is assumed by all three of the Divine Persons, all at the same time.
Keywords Christology  Thomas Aquinas  Multiple Incarnations  Analytic Theology  Philosophical Theology  Philosophy of Religion
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DOI 10.1111/heyj.12230
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