Unborn Jesus Our Hope
Appendix I - Excerpt
Identity and Personhood of the Incarnate Son of God
Just as today factions within society challenge and question the personhood and identity of unborn children, so too in the early centuries of Christianity the personhood and identity of Jesus Christ was repeatedly called into question. How many persons, natures, wills, intellects, bodies, souls are there in the God man Jesus Christ? To tackle these questions the Church had to formalize new concepts which could adequately explain the realities embedded within this fundamental mystery of faith. Terms such as Trinity, Incarnation, Hypostatic Union and others which do not appear in Sacred Scripture were relied upon to clarify the Christian faith.