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Author QuotedHenri Lubac, De
Title QuotedCatholicism
Date (Year/Month/Day)1955/09/12
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1947
QuotationMost of the Fathers of the Church looked at the Incarnation in that light, and Duns Scotus, for instance, is always speaking of the Humanity of Christ as the assumptus homo, the man who was taken up by God. This is far stronger than adoptionism, for it says that the Man Christ was not only "adopted" but the true Son of God"”"true God and true man." All our ideas on the dignity of man, all our "humanism" really flows from the right understanding of the mystery of the Incarnation and of the recapitulation of all in Christ. If you are interested in a good exposition of this idea, De Lubac's Catholicism brings it out very well in the first couple of chapters.
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 314
Letter toErich Fromm
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