TITLE

Homo Assumptus in the Christology of Hugh of St Victor: Some Historical and Theological Revisions

AUTHOR(S)
Cross, Richard
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Journal of Theological Studies;Apr2014, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
I argue that the first of Peter Lombard’s three christological opinions (from Sentences, Book III, distinction 6) is an accurate presentation of the Christology of Hugh of St Victor, and (contrary to some recent interpreters) that Hugh knows of, and explicitly rejects, the second opinion recounted by Lombard. Central to Hugh’s Christology is that the man assumed in the incarnation (homo assumptus) is identical to the second person of the Trinity. I argue that later medieval interpreters of Hugh’s opinion fall into two groups. Some fail to grasp that Hugh posits an identity here, and thus mistakenly present his view as Nestorian (Thomas Aquinas); others grasp what Hugh means, but hold that strict identity posits too tight a relationship between the man Christ and the second person of the Trinity (Duns Scotus).
ACCESSION #
95479803

 

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics