Garrigou-Lagrange - Christ the Savior: A Commentary on the Third Part of St. Thomas' Theological Summa

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Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange expounds St. Thomas on the Incarnation of God the Son, by which was wrought human salvation. He treats the Incarnation's motive, the hypostatic union, and its effects. He discusses such difficult problems as Christ's freedom and impeccability, the intrinsically infinite value of His merits and satisfaction, His predestination and ours, and the reconciliation of His Passion's extreme sorrow with the supreme happiness He experienced in the summit of His soul. All is referred to the fullness of Christ's grace, from which all Christians receive their spiritual life. In all, Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange upholds Christ's unity inasmuch as He is one personal Being, although He has two really distinct and infinitely different natures. Christ's Person is the sole principle of all His theandric operations. At the book's end is a compendium on Mariology.

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