Communicatio idiomatum

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Communicatio idiomatum (Lat., ‘interchange of properties’). A doctrine of christology put forward by several patristic writers. It emphasizes the separateness of the human and divine natures in Christ, but holds that what may only strictly be said of the one may also be said of the other, because of their union in the one person. It is most clearly stated in the Tome of Pope Leo (449).

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