CPG 3648
Author Apollinaris
Greek Text Lietzmann, Apollinaris von Laodicea und seine Schule: Texte und Untersuchungen, 204.

Fragment 2: For since Paul most excellently cries, “In the almighty God alone we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28), then also his will alone was sufficient to give the flesh life and motion through the Word who tented in it, with the divine energy filling the place of the soul and of the human mind. Because of this John too names his visit from heaven a “tenting” (Jn 1:14). For when he said, “The Word became flesh” (Jn 1:14), he did not add, “and soul.” For it is impossible for two minds and wills to dwell in the same one at the same time or else the one will militate against the other through its own will and energy. Therefore the Word did not take on a human soul but only the seed of Abraham. For the soul-less and mind-less and will-less temple of Solomon prefigured the temple of Jesus’ body.

Translated by AMJ

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