Hypostatic union

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Hypostatic union (from the Greek: ὑπόστασις, "hypostasis," translated reality or person) [1] is a term in Christian theology used to describe the Incarnation expressing the revealed truth that in Christ one person subsists in two natures, the Divine and the human. [2]

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See also


  1. "Hypostatic union." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 9 Apr 2008, 16:59 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 6 Jun 2008 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hypostatic_union&oldid=204487186>.
  2. Pace, Edward. "Hypostatic Union." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 7. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. 5 Jun. 2008 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07610b.htm>.

Further Reading

  • J. Meyendorff, Byzantine Theology, New York (Fordham University Press), 1974.
  • Vl. Lossky, The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church, London (J. Clarke), 1968.
  • J. Karmiris, A Synopsis of the Dogmatic Theology of the Orthodox Catholic Church, trans. Rev. G. Dimopoulos, Scranton (Christian Orthodox Edition), 1973.

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