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- n. A union (not merger) between two (or more) states trough the person of a shared monarch, who is head of state of each, under separate constitutions, although dyastic policy aims to continue this union after each succession to the thrones.
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Incarnation — that is, the personal union of the human nature with the Second Person of the
Wherefore, upon this inhabitation of the Spirit, whereinsoever it doth consist, there is no personal union ensuing between him and believers, nor is it possible that any such thing should be; for he and they are distinct persons, and must eternally abide so whilst their natures are distinct.
His “being made of a woman,” Gal.iv. 4, is usually called his ensarkōsis, incarnation; for this was “the mystery of godliness, that God should be manifested in the flesh,” 1 Tim.iii. 16, thereby assuming not any singular person, but our human nature, into personal union with himself.
That which we call a personal union is the union of diverse natures in the same person; and there can be but one person by virtue of this union.