CPG 3671
Author Apollinaris
Greek Text Lietzmann, Apollinaris von Laodicea und seine Schule: Texte und Untersuchungen, 262-263.

Apollinaris and those with me think the following about the divine incarnation:

The living Word of God took on from Mary flesh consubstantial with our flesh according to the union with deity from the first conception in the virgin and in this way became man. For man is flesh and spirit according to the Apostle. And this becoming flesh of the Word is his being united to flesh like the human spirit. For also in our case a man is called flesh. The Lord is man for our sake. Therefore he is also heavenly for the sake of his own spirit, which happens to be heavenly. The thinking of the flesh is not set against him. And so in Christ sin is broken and the death which comes from sin is destroyed and we by sharing the upright faith are saved and are being made in the likeness of the heavenly one although we are in the likeness of a father of dust (1 Cor 15:49). Therefore anathema is the one who does not say that the flesh is from Mary and says it is of an uncreated nature and consubstantial with God, but also the one who says the deity is passible and from it are the sufferings of the soul.

Translated by AMJ

Last updated: 6-13-2013

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