Philosophia Christi

Volume 23, Issue 1, 2021

Symposium on Analyzing Doctrine

R. T. Mullins
Pages 201-209

Physicalism and the Incarnation Once More
A Response to Keith Hess

In a previous publication, I offered a novel argument against physicalist approaches to the Incarnation called “the Two Sons Worry.” In brief, I argued that a physicalist who is committed to the ecumenical teachings about the Incarnation cannot easily escape the worry that there are two persons in Jesus Christ. Keith Hess has recently pointed out a flaw in the argument that I present. In this paper, I offer a reply that fixes the argument, thus leaving the problem for the physicalist intact.