was made up of the human and the divine united versus Current Discussions in Theology, 5:283.
Sartorius uses the illustration of two concentric circles: the one ego of personality in Christ is at the same time the center of both the human nature and the divine circles. Or, still better, illustrate by a smaller vessel of air inverted and sunk, sometimes below its center, sometimes above, in a far larger vessel of water. See <411332>Mark 13:32 ? ?of that day or that hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, neither the Son ? ; <422242> Luke 22:42 ? ?Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.? To say that, although in his capacity as man he was ignorant yet at that same moment in his capacity as God he was omniscient is to accuse Christ of non-veracity. Whenever Christ spoke, it was not one of the natures that spoke, but the person in whom both natures were united.
We subjoin various definitions of personality: Bo?thius, quoted in Dorner, Glaubenslehre, 2:415 (Syst. Doct., 3:313) ? ?Persona est anim« rationalis individua substantia?; F. W. Robertson, Lect. on Gen., p. 3 ? ?Personality = self-consciousness, will, character?; Porter, human Intellect, 626 ? ?Personality = distinct subsistence, either actually or latently self-conscious and self-determining?; Harris, Philos. Basis of Theism, 408 ? ?Person = being, conscious of self, subsisting in individuality and identity, and endowed with intuitive reason, rational sensibility, and freewill.? Dr. E. G. Robinson defines ?nature? as ?that substratum or condition of being which determines the kind and attributes of the person but which is clearly distinguishable from the person itself.?
Lotze, Metaphysics, 6244 ? ?The identity of the subject of inward experience is all that we require. So far as, and so long as, the soul knows itself as this identical subject, It is and is named, simply for that reason, substance.? Illingworth, Personality, Human and Divine, 32 ? ?Our conception of substance is not derived from the physical, but from the mental, world. Substance is first of all that which underlies our mental affections and manifestations. Kant declared that the idea of freedom is the source of our idea of personality. Personality consists in the freedom of the whole soul from the mechanism of nature.? On personality, see Windelband, Hist. Philos., 238. For the theory of two consciousness? and two wills, see Philippi, Glaubenslehre, 4:129, 234; Kahnis, Dogmatik, 2:314; Ridgeley, Body of Divinity, 1:476; Hodge, Systematic Theology, 2:378-391; Shedd. Dogmatic Theology, 2:289-308 , esp. 328. Per contra, see Hovey, God with Us, 66; Schaff, Church fist., 1:757 and 3:751;
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