Enhypostatic Humanity

You object to my saying that “Jesus was not a human being”, but I am afraid this has led you at least to the fringes of the Nestorian heresy. For Orthodoxy, the humanity of Christ is not hypostatic, which means that, though He was an “individual”, He was not an individual man. His humanity was anhypostatic as such, but “enhypostasized” in the Logos, which is the “who”, or “individuality”, of Jesus of Nazareth. To say otherwise is (1) to do violence to Chalcedon and (2) to forget that the Logos is fundamentally the Self of all men (“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” [John 1:4]).

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