Girolamo Zanchi on the hypostatic union

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... This person, being from all eternity by the natural begetting of the Father, is proper unto the Word; but in time was made common to the human nature taken to it by virtue of the personal union. For in the Word the essence, which it hath common, yea, the very same with the Father and the Holy ghost is to be distinguished from the proper manner of subsisting, whereby it comes to pass that it is a certain hypostasis or person, distinct from the Father and the Holy ghost; and therefore is and is called the hypostasis or person proper to the Son or to the Word.

But this eternal hypostasis, proper by nature unto the Word, is by this union made common, as we said, with the divine nature and the human taken unto it; namely, that the Word doth no less subsist really in this human form then it doth in that divine form and in that respect is no less true and perfect man then true and perfect God; yet the natures, properties and actions remaining safe and distinct. ...

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