Of God and His Creatures

St Thomas here remarks that this comparison, -- in itself not without difficulty, as it may be pressed and perverted to an Apollinarist or Eutychian sense, -- would hold better if Averroes's theory were tenable, of the unity of all human intellect. On that theory, as St Thomas points out, "a pre-existent intellect enters into a new union with a human concept, so that out of the two there results one person, just as we hold that the Word, pre-existent to human nature, is united to form one person with it." Averroism is, perhaps not altogether unconsciously, a travesty of the Incarnation. For Averroes see B. II, Chap. LIX.

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