God’s Impassible Passibility – Gavrilyuk

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“Divine compassion presupposes both impassibility and passibility. It is the main contention of the patristic understanding of the incarnation that God, remaining fully divine, became human, accepted the limitations of human existence, subjected himself to voluntary suffering for the salvation of the world and triumphed over sin, death, and corruption in the end. God is impassible inasmuch as he is able to conquer suffering and he is passible inasmuch as he is able to suffer in and through human nature.”
Paul Gavrilyuk, The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought, Oxford University Press, 2006

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