Immaterialist, Materialist, and Substance Dualist accounts of Incarnation

Andrew Loke*

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Hight and Bohannon have recently argued that an immaterialist ontology is more consonant with the doctrine of the Incarnation. I argue that their proposal is insufficiently motivated, as their objections to a substance dualist account of the incarnation are not compelling. I defend a concrete-parts Christology, which allows for materiality and immateriality to be exemplified by Christ in two different respects. I show how immaterialist and materialist objections that dualism cannot adequately account for the unity of the incarnate Christ can be overcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-423
Number of pages10
JournalNeue Zeitschrift fur Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy


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