Amato, Angelo Card.
May 2013
Miscellanea Francescana;2013, Vol. 113 Issue 1/2, p29
Academic Journal
The "punctum dolens" of the debate on the so-called "Faith of Jesus" concerns the recognition or aprioristic refusal of the immediate and blessed vision of the Father in pre-Easter Christ. The supporters of the thesis of the faith of Jesus intend to refute the doctrine of the threefold science of Christ, scientia visionis, beatifica, acquisita. However, their motivations are not well founded. The contrary, the presence in Christ the vision of the Father, immediate, thematic and aware is a matter of narrative Christology. Then, theologically there are three reasons that underlie this point of view: it is an intrinsically required of the hypostatic union; it is the foundation of his mission revealing and redeeming; finally, does not seem to, adversely affecting his true humanity, nor it makes less painful his passion. In conclusion, in the NT Jesus is never presented as the subject of faith, but its object. He has no faith but it arouses. If in fact the faith is «the substance of things which are hoped for and the trial of things not seen» (Heb 11:1), Jesus Christ did not have this faith, since he "sees" the Father and sees in him the mysterious plan of salvation.


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