After considering Christ's conception, we must treat of His nativity.
First, as to the nativity itself; secondly, as to His manifestation after birth.
Concerning the first there are eight points of inquiry:
A Whether nativity regards the nature or the person?
A Whether another, besides His eternal, birth should be attributed to Christ?
A Whether the Blessed Virgin is His Mother in respect of His temporal birth?
A Whether she ought to be called the Mother of God?
A Whether Christ is the Son of God the Father and of the Virgin Mother in respect of two filiations?
A Of the mode of the Nativity;
A Of its place;
A Of the time of the Nativity.