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Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union

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2018.08.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Gorman, Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 177pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107155329. Reviewed by Matthew Kostelecky, St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta This book is an attempt to provide a "highly-developed treatment exclusively of [Aquinas's] metaphysics of the hypostatic union" (11), the doctrine that in Christ two natures -- one human, one divine -- are united in one person. As Michael Gorman notes in his Introduction, this has not been attempted in the literature. There is, to be sure, significant coverage on aspects of the topic, but there is no account as systematic or comprehensive that is jointly centered on 'Aquinas', 'metaphysics', and the 'hypostatic union.' This entry to the literature is welcome, both for its subject matter and for its sympathetic, lucid exposition of a topic central to Aquinas's own thought. Gorman is a not. . .

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