Monthly Archives: October 2013

St. Ambrose – Bk 5 – Chapter 5

Ambrose answers those who press the words of the Lord to the mother of Zebedee’s children, by saying that they were spoken out of kindness, because Christ was unwilling to cause her grief. Ample reason for such tenderness is brought … Continue reading

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Christ’s Soul and His Human Knowledge

Apollinarius of Laodicaea asserted that in Christ the divine Word had replaced the soul or spirit. Against this error the Church confessed that the eternal Son also assumed a rational, human soul. This human soul that the Son of God … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 5 – Chapter 4

It is objected by heretics that Christ offered worship to His Father. But instead it is shown that this must be referred to His humanity, as is clear from an examination of the passage. However, it also offers fresh witness … Continue reading

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HOW IS THE SON OF GOD MAN?

Because “human nature was assumed, not absorbed”, in the mysterious union of the Incarnation, the Church was led over the course of centuries to confess the full reality of Christ’s human soul, with its operations of intellect and will, and of … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 5 – Chapter 3

To the objection of the Arians, that two Gods are introduced by a unity of substance, the answer is that a plurality of Gods is more likely to be inferred from diversity of substance. Further, their charge recoils upon themselves. … Continue reading

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TRUE GOD AND TRUE MAN 2

We confess that one and the same Christ, Lord, and only-begotten Son, is to be acknowledged in two natures without confusion, change, division or separation. the distinction between the natures was never abolished by their union, but rather the character … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 5 – Chapter 2

Since it has been proved that the Son is true God, and in that is not inferior to the Father, it is shown that by the word solus (alone) when used of the Father in the Scriptures, the Son is not excluded; … Continue reading

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