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The Incarnation (Trinity Paper, #23)

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Paperback, 110 pages
Published November 1st 1988 by Trinity Foundation
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Sean/Maria Hanley
Nov 28, 2011 Sean/Maria Hanley rated it it was amazing
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I never thought very deeply about the incarnation before reading this excellent book by Dr. Clark. Having read the ancient creeds regarding the person and nature of Jesus for church membership class, I must agree with the author that the church has done a much better job with a negative definition of what the incarnation "isn't" rather than what the incarnation "is." Reading through the book, I found it a very slo
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Clark's "The Incarnation" is probably his most controversial book. But I am convinced that, if the reader really considers the arguments and understands the attempt to define every word precisely, he will at least consider it to be a brilliant overview of the subject. The problem of the incarnation includes the nature of the God-man Christ Jesus and the definition of a "person." My biggest prayer for anyone reading this book is that they do not let previously undefined and ill-defined words ...more
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Clark does a great job of demonstrating how confused and confusing the historical terminology used in the doctrine of the Incarnation is. Terms like "person," "substance," "nature," "subsistence," and others are rarely defined with any degree of precision, and Clark points out many deficiencies in people's explanations of the traditional formulation (one divine person possessing two natures). In short, Clark asks the right questions.

It must be taken into account that this book is unfinished, as
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Gordon Haddon Clark was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian. He was a primary advocate for the idea of presuppositional apologetics and was chairman of the Philosophy Department at Butler University for 28 years. He was an expert in pre-Socratic and ancient philosophy and was noted for his rigor in defending propositional revelation against all forms of empiricism and rationalism, in ...more
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