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54 S. Luke xxii. 32.

55 S. Matt. xvi. 18.

56 i.e. we are not to suppose that in S. John v. 19 Jesus refers to any sort of physical impossibility, to any external restraint or limitation.

57 S. John xiii. 13.

58 S. John xv. 14, John xv. 15.

59 2 Cor. xii. 11.

60 1 Tim. i. 4; 1 Tim. vi. 20, 1 Tim. vi. 21.

61 Our Lord did not simply assert that He and His Father are One, without revealing to those, at least, who had faith to perceive it, what is one great bond of that Unity, showing men, so far as man can comprehend the matter, what that Unity consists in, viz., absolute and perfect harmony of will.

62 Lat. "consiliarius." Cf. Prov. viii. 29, Prov. viii. 30.

63 Gen. i. 3 Gen. i. 4.

64 Or "what sort of thing He made it to be." How could the Son ask such a question, being Himself the true Light? S. John i. 9.

65 S. John xiv. 10.

66 Ps. civ. 24.

67 Heb. x. 10-12; S John iii. 16, John iii. 17; John i. 29.

68 S. John xi. 40.

69 Lat. "ex personoe hominis incarnati susceptione." St. Ambrose does not mean that there were two Persons in Christ-the Divine Logos or Word and the man Jesus. "Persona" is here used in its dramatic rather than its strict theological sense.

70 Heb. iv. 12.

71 S. John xvi. 15.

72 Cf. Rom. i. 20.

73 i.e. The Father begets quâ Father, not quâa Almighty (o Pantokratwr).

74 Ps. cx. 3.

75 See §82.

76 Or "authority."

77 S. John i. 10 ff

78 Ecclus. xxiv. 5.

79 Ps. cx. 3.

80 The word "womb" is used metaphorically in the original, from which St. Ambrose (though inaccurately) quotes. See Ps. cx. in the R.V.

81 Or "to show the distinctive character of true" or "perfect generation"-as an absolute act, unconditioned of time or space.

82 Ath. Creed 4.

83 S. John xvi. 15.

84 sc. internally.

85 i.e. without plurality of substance or essential nature. There is one Godhead of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost-not three Godheads.

86 1 Cor. viii. 6.

87 1 Cor. xii. 11.

88 Cf. Gal. iii. 23 ff.

89 Ps. li. 4.

90 Or "engage in discussions of this kind." Lat.-serunt hujusmodi quoestiones.

91 Cf. Heb. i. 3, where Christ is called the Radianec of the Father's Glory (ataugasmtahj dochj).

92 St. Ambrose exhibits the argument as a reductio ad absurdum.

93 Col. i. 16.

94 Heb. i. 1.

95 Col. i. 19; Col. ii. 9; Col. iii. 4; S. John i. 4; John v. 26; John xi. 25; John xiv. 6; Rev. i. 18.

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