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Title: A Trinitarian Debate in Early Fourtheenth-Century Christology
Author(s): CROSS, R.
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 70 Issue: 2 Date: 2003
John Baconthorpe (d. before 1345/8) canvasses a number of views on the question of the identity of the feature of a divine person that enables that person to become incarnate. The possible features are: the divine essence, the personal property, or the union of both. The views considered are those of Duns Scotus, Durandus of Saint-Pourcain, Peter Auriol, and (I argue) an Oxonian theologian Walter Burdon, none of whose writing otherwise survive. Baconthorpe's own view is that the union of essence and person is the relevant incarnation-permitting feature.