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Could Man have been saved without Christ's suffering?
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Author:  Will Storm [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Could Man have been saved without Christ's suffering?

So, the key is that God can only reverse this by somehow taking the consequences on Himself, since He alone is powerful enough to endure them without being transformed by them. Once He endures them, if we can participate in His bodily reality (think sacraments, esp. Eucharist), then we take into ourselves the means for overcoming these effects as well.

This is all very helpful, especially this section which i quoted above.
I have a feeling the rest is helpful, but I think I need to read it. In what literature does St. Maximus the confessor describe these things?

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