The Argument Of Jesus Christ

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The Inconsistency Argument of the Incarnation is argued for and against by many philosophers, and I would like to delve a little deeper into it to try to support the claims the argument makes. The idea that Jesus Christ is completely human and completely divine is not logically sound, as I will explain in this paper. The Inconsistency Argument explains the issues that come about from claiming that Jesus Christ is both divine and human. I will first go into detail about the Incarnation and some terminology that is needed to understand it, then I will follow up with an explanation of the Inconsistency Argument and the issues Thomas Morris has on the argument. I will then argue against the claims that Morris makes on the argument. The Incarnation explains that Jesus Christ is both a man and God, which later I will discuss the inconsistencies that a statement like that possesses. The Chalcedonian definition of the Incarnation is “this selfsame one is perfect both in deity and in humanness; this selfsame one is also actually God and actually man, with a rational soul and a body” (Senor, 3). This explanation of the Incarnation gives us an idea of how this one man can also be a God at the same time, however I do not truly agree with it. I would question what it would mean when they say “perfect both in deity and in humanness.” In order for something to be perfect both in deity and in humanness does not seem to be truly possible. I say this because the very nature to be…

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