Studies and Texts 12. 1967. 254 pp. ISBN 978-0-88844-012-9
For the theology of the Hypostatic Union (the union of the Son of God with the human form), the early thirteenth century was decisive, because in that period theologians resolved debates about three opinions on the subject that had divided earlier schoolmen. This volume examines the thought of Alexander of Hales (1186–1245).
This work is Volume 2 of The Theology of the Hypostatic Union in the Early Thirteenth Century.
The other volumes:
Volume 1: William of Auxerre’s Theology of the Hypostatic Union
Volume 3: Hugh of Saint-Cher’s Theology of the Hypostatic Union
Volume 4: Philip the Chancellor’s Theology of the Hypostatic Union
Each volume opens with an analysis of the philosophy used by the theologian, contributing to the history of a number of important philosophical concepts. There follows an examination of such topics as the Incarnation as a doctrine of faith, the mode of union in Christ, the divine participant in the union, the human nature assumed, and the communication of idioms.
Parallel organization of each volume allows easy comparison of the authors. A summary at the end of each volume draws the theologian’s thought together. A general summary at the end of the fourth volume provides a review and comparison of the contribution of the four theologians.
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