Monday, March 14, 2016

Apprehending the beach ball

The Revd Mark Smith had some good analogies at SEMS today.

He suggested that the doctrine of the Incarnation is a bit like a beach ball. We might not fully comprehend it (get our arms around it) but we can apprehend it (play with it etc.).

Heresy sometimes attempts to puncture or deflate the beach ball to make it more comprehendible.

I also enjoyed the suggestion that Nestorianism fails to give a proper account of the unity of the humanity and divinity in Christ: it is as if the natures are 2 cricket balls cellotaped together.

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