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Such a view, unfortunately, has a respectable pedigree in the West, from Augustine onwards. Augustine had held that the sending of the Holy Spirit by the Son is a divine action, not one undertook through his human nature. Augustine had argued that Christ receives the Spirit as man, but sends him as God. His reception of the Holy Spirit is conditioned, moreover, by his obedience, but also victory over the powers, etc. In his human nature, Christ removes the obstacles to grace by satisfying for our sins. In other words, he merits grace as man, to be then dispensed through his divine offices. The actions through which he merits grace, in other words, unlock the sending of the Spirit as a divine act.
"Over the course of this extraordinary book, Marc Cortez engages some of the biggest questions of today while remaining thoroughly rooted in Scripture and tradition. He develops his constructive contribution to theological anthropology in conversation with an impressively wide range of contemporary voices. Every Christian needs to wrestle with the questions engaged in this book, and as they wrestle with these questions, they could have no better guide than Marc Cortez."
Kristen Deede Johnson, Western Theological Seminary