3. Scotus’ writings

Writings of the Subtle Doctor on the absolute primacy of Jesus Christ From the many writings of Bl. John Duns Scotus there are certain passages which are indispensable for grasping the Franciscan thesis.  We report them here without commentary (see … Continue reading

4. Predestination in Christ

Scriptural Foundations              At this point we do well to look at the Scriptural foundations for Scotus’ doctrine on the absolute primacy of Christ.  The three key passages are found in St. Paul’s Epistles.  The first is the Canticle in … Continue reading

5. Conformity to Christ, Firstborn

B.  Romans 8:29 Continuing with the theme of predestination, we move on to a short, but enlightening verse—Romans 8:29.  We quote it in its context: v.28  Now we know that for those who love God all things work together unto … Continue reading

6. Christ’s headship

C. Colossians 1:15-20 Now we come to what is perhaps the most significant scriptural text on the absolute primacy of Christ: St. Paul’s Canticle in his Epistle to the Colossians. Before he begins this Canticle the Apostle remarks that he … Continue reading

8. Christ’s mediation

Mediation of grace and glory              Having established the headship of Christ over all the elect, both men and angels, and His absolute primacy in all creation, we can now unveil the beauty of God’s plan in relation to us … Continue reading