Of the Mode of Union of the Word Incarnate
Now we must consider the mode of union of the Incarnate Word; and, first, the union itself; secondly, the Person assuming; thirdly, the nature assumed.Under the first head there are twelve points of inquiry:
- Whether the union of the Word Incarnate took place in the nature?
- Whether it took place in the Person?
- Whether it took place in the suppositum or hypostasis?
- Whether the Person or hypostasis of Christ is composite after the Incarnation?
- Whether any union of body and soul took place in Christ?
- Whether the human nature was united to the Word accidentally?
- Whether the union itself is something created?
- Whether it is the same as assumption?
- Whether the union of the two natures is the greatest union?
- Whether the union of the two natures in Christ was brought about by grace?
- Whether any merits preceded it?
- Whether the grace of union was natural to the man Christ?