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Philosophia Christi

Volume 21, Issue 2, 2019

Fellipe do Vale
Pages 309-324

Can a Male Savior Save Women?
The Metaphysics of Gender and Christ’s Ability to Save

This paper attempts to answer, as well as give metaphysical specificity to, a question within the philosophy and theology of gender which strikes the heart of the Christian confession of the gospel. Against critics who say that the masculinity of Christ’s human nature renders him unable to save women as well as men, it draws on the recent literature on feminist metaphysics and analytic Christology (two very resurgent bodies of literature) to develop a model of the Incarnation able to avoid such criticisms.

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