CPG 3659
Author Apollinaris
Greek Text Lietzmann, Apollinaris von Laodicea und seine Schule: Texte und Untersuchungen, 246-247.

Fragment 147: Much more, on the basis of the mixing of the bodiless with a body, does that which is of the nature of the united things remain. For also both the body remains body and the bodiless remains bodiless. And an embodied God and a deified body is called a most perfect union and, as the embodied God is man, he is both together and, as the deified body is God, also again he is both together.

Fragment 148: Already the body is absent from being formed and being in the form of a servant, but it has been glorified by that natural union to the uncreated even according to this birth from the Virgin. And according to this he did not change from being formed to being uncreated but he was united to the uncreated. And since he is God according to the union with God he is uncreated, with respect to which he is God. And since the Father would not have a body (for the Father is not bodied), according to this body he never would have been called “unbegotten” or “in his own nature unbegotten” just as he also was not the “begotten of God,” or “unbegotten by a union,” as he is “Son” and “child” with respect to the both natural and initial union with the begotten Son.

Translated by AMJ

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