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Title: De hermeneutische betekenis van de supralapsarische christologie van Johannes Duns Scotus
The supra-lapsarian christiology of John Duns Scotus and its hermeneutic implications
Author(s): VELDHUIS, Henri
Journal: Bijdragen
Volume: 61    Issue: 2   Date: 2000   
Pages: 152-174
DOI: 10.2143/BIJ.61.2.565652

Abstract :
John Duns Scotus (1266-1308) holds the view that the Son would have become incarnate even if Adam had not sinned, moreover, even if no other men had been created. This supralapsarian view is not an example of meaningless scholastic speculation; on the contrary, it is essential for understanding the full hermeneutic meaning of Christ’s incarnation in our factual world. It implies that the essence of God’s love should not be understood primarily in connection to sin, but rather, that His love is already humble (‘humilis’) and personal, apart from sin and the Cross.