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- noun theology, rare The fact or process of becoming
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For them, the Incarnation was the "humanation" of God, Sternberg says.
And thus assumption differs logically both from union and from incarnation or humanation.
Reply Obj. 3: Assumption determines with whom the union is made on the part of the one assuming, inasmuch as assumption means taking unto oneself (_ad se sumere_), whereas incarnation and humanation
Obj. 3: Further, Damascene says (De Fide Orth. iii, 11): "Union is one thing, incarnation is another; for union demands mere copulation, and leaves unsaid the end of the copulation; but incarnation and humanation determine the end of copulation."