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

Andrew Loke*

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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 (or lose) parts over time but remain numerically identical, and it demonstrates that concrete nature and person are not the same thing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-502
Number of pages10
JournalReligious Studies
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy

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