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For ( as they will have it ) a real communication of attributes to the human nature
arises from its hypostatic union with the Divine : but this sitting of the man Christ
at the right hand of God , of which the Apostle speaks , followed his passion and ...
I The Apostle teaches that after all the external acts of lust have been repressed ,
the internal motion itself , and the unbridled passion must be restrained . llados ,
then denotes that disposition of the mind whereby any one is fitted and ready for
2 . Not only is it Heathenish , but it is brutish , to labour under this disease . For it
is the property of brutes to be actuated and governed by their passions ; it is the
part of a man to restrain them , and to reduce them within the sphere of reason .
God does not lie open to passion , so that he should be angry ; since he is
without passions ; but because he avenges he seems to be angry . This seems
so to us , because we are accustomed to avenge ourselves with commotion .
Oumos , or wrath , denotes the hasty excitement of this passion , and that
accession of blood around the heart , which the Schoolmen call the material of
anger . Whence the same Damascenus says , in the passage before quoted ;
Θυμός εςτι ...
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