CPG 3713
Author Polemon
Greek Text Lietzmann, Apollinaris von Laodicea und seine Schule: Texte und Untersuchungen, 275-276.

Fragment 176: Those who marveled at Athanasius upon knowing him, having been shaken up by the glib tongue of Basil and Gregory, were swallowed down by the gulf of the division. With them they display the one Christ, that is to say the one composite nature of the Word with the flesh, as having two self-moved intellectual natures and two wills and as many energies. They have not seen that the one nature never becomes a dual nature nor is it cut apart into a pair of wills by being carried off to dissimilar motions of energy. But if the Word of God is one, his nature and will and the motion of energy in both miracles and sufferings exist entirely as one, as he is one.

Fragment 177: For they missed the fact that in uniting two he does not remain two. If he remains two, Christ is for them two from a pair, which makes no sense. But if he is separated also into a pair of wills and energies, this makes even less sense. For since the pair of natures have minds, then of necessity also a pair of wills is included with it. For otherwise it is not a true mind.

Translated by AMJ

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