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T. F. Torrance on the meaning of Christ’s humanity

Kent has a review of the new book of Torrance’s, Incarnation. Here’s one of the segments he quotes from the book:

The stark actuality of Christ’s humanity, his flesh and blood and bone, guarantees to us that we have God among us. If that humanity were in any sense unreal, God would be unreal for us in him. The full measure of Christ’s humanity is the full measure of God’s reality for us, God’s actuality to us, in fact the measure of God’s love for us. If Christ is not man, then God has not reached us, but has stopped short of our humanity – then God does not love us to the uttermost, for his love has stopped short of coming all the way to where we are, and becoming one of us in order to save us. But Christ’s humanity means that God’s love is now flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone, really one of us and with us. (p. 185)

One Comment

  1. Nice riff on Athanasius: “Whatever has not been assumed has not been redeemed.” Or something like that.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

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