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175 John v. 22, 26.

176 Phil. ii. 8-11.

177 Transit in Vulg.; and so in Greek.

178 John v. 24, 25.

179 John v. 25, 26.

180 John v. 22-29.

181 John xvii 3.

182 [Augustin here seems to teach that the phenomenal appearance of Christ to the redeemed in heaven will be different from that to all men in the day of judgment. He says that he will show himself to the former "in the form of God;" to the latter, "in the form of the Son of man." But, surely, it is one and the same God-man who sits on the judgment throne, and the heavenly throne His appearance must be the same in both instances: namely, that of God incarnate. The effect of his phenomenal appearance upon the believer will, indeed, be very different from that upon the unbeliever. For the wicked, this vision of God incarnate will be one of terror; for the redeemed one of joy.-W. G. T. S.]

183 Ps. lxxiii. 1.

184 Apoc. i. 7.

185 [Augustin's reading of this text is that of the uncials; and in that form which omits the article with a0gau=ou=.-W. G. T. S.]

186 Matt xix. 17.

187 Matt. xii. 35.

188 [That is, a mere man. Augustin here, as in some other places, employs the phrase "Son of man" to denote the human nature by itself-not the divine and human natures united in one person, and designated by this human title. The latter is the Scripture usage. As "Immanuel" does not properly denote the divine nature, but the union of divinity and humanity, so "Son of man" does not properly denote the human nature, but the union of divinity and humanity.-W. G. T. S.]

189 Phil. ii. 6, 7.

190 Ps. xxvii. 4.

191 Zech. xii. 10.

192 l Cor xiii. 12.

193 1 John iii. 2.

194 John xiv. 21.

195 Matt v. 8.

196 Matt. xxv. 37, 41, 34.

197 John xvii. 3-5.

198 1 Cor. xv. 24.

199 Matt. xxv. 21, 23.

200 Ps. cxii. 7.

201 Ps. xxxi. 21.

1 Ps. v. 12.

2 Ps. cxli. 5.

3 Phil. ii. 6. 7.

4 [Augustin here brings to view both the trinitarian and the theanthropic or mediatorial subordination. The former is the status of Sonship. God the Son is God of God. Sonship as a relation is subordinate to paternity. But a son must be of the same grade of being, and of the same nature with his father. A human son and a human father are alike and equally human. And a Divine Son and a Divine father are alike and equally divine. The theanthropic or mediatorial subordination is the status of humiliation, by reason of the incarnation. In the words of Augustin, it is "that by which we understand the Son as less, in that he has taken upon Him the creature." The subordination in this case is that of voluntary condescension, for the purpose of redeeming sinful man.-W.G.T.S.]

5 John x. 30.

6 Phil. ii. 6.

7 John xiv. 28.

8 John v. 22, 27, 26, 19.

9 Matt. xiv. 26, and John ix. 6, 7.

10 John v. 19.

11 John vii. 16.

12 See above, Book I. c. 12.

13 John xvi. 13-15.

14 John xv. 26.

15 Below, Bk. XV. c. 25..

16 John xvii. 1, 4.

17 John xiv. 26.

18 John xvi. 7, 28.

19 John i. 10, 11.

20 Jer. xxiii. 24.

21 Wisd. viii. 1.

22 Ps. cxxxix. 8, 7.

23 Gal. iv. 4, 5.

24 Mulier..

25 Luke i. 34, 35.

26 Matt. i. 18.

27 Isa. xlviii. 16.

28 John x. 36.

29 John xvii. 19.

30 Rom. viii. 32.

31 Gal. ii. 20.

32 John i. 1, 2, 14.

33 Gal. iv. 4.

34 10 John viii. 42, 15.

35 Matt. iii. 16.

36 2 Acts ii. 2-4.

37 Heb. i. 9.

38 John i. 14.

39 Luke iii. 6.

40 [The reference is to sxhma, in Phil. ii. 8-the term chosen by St. Paul to describe the "likeness of men," which the second trinitarian person assumed. The variety in the terms by which St. Paul describes the incarnation is very striking. The person incarnated subsists first in a "form of God;" he then takes along with this (still retaining this) a "form of a servant;" which form of a servant is a "likeness of men;" which likeness of men is a "scheme" (A.V. "fashion") or external form of a man.-W.G.T.S.]

41 Matt. iii. 16.

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