Christology’ (january ) hopes to explore the Christian mystery by constructing a kenotic Christologywhich satisfies our present desperate need for a way of. A principle of divine kenosis or condescension in some sense lies at the heart of any incarnational Christology: for God to elect to be graciously. the Patristic times, but nothing approaching an acceptance of a kenotic doctrine The kenotic Christology, as it was named, was believed to avoid docetism.

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Christolohy is called the kenotic doctrine, and according to it, they imagine that the divinity was taken away from the Word in Christ. Print Save Cite Email Share.

Kierkegaard’s Kenotic Christology – David R. Law – Oxford University Press

The Christadelphian Tom Barling considered that the “emptying” of Christ was a continual process which started in the earliest references to Christ’s character, Luke 2: Humanity can also participate in God’s saving work through theosis ; becoming holy by grace.

John the Baptist displayed the attitude when he said christloogy Jesus, “He must become greater; I must become less. Since some forms of Unitarianism do not accept the personal pre-existence of Christ their interpretations of Phil. People by era or century. This chapter provides an outline of the nature of kenotic Christology, its key concepts, and issues.


Self‐Emptying of Love: Some Thoughts on Kenotic Christology – Oxford Scholarship

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Philebus 35b, BGU Stephen Evans Contributor Webpage Publisher: Some Thoughts on Kenotic Christology Chapter: It is a wicked invention, equally to be condemned with the Docetism opposed to it. Mystical theologian John of the Cross ‘ work ” Dark Night of the Soul ” is a particularly lucid explanation of God’s process of transforming the believer into the icon or “likeness of Christ”.

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Archived from the original on Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Print Save Cite Email Share. Kierkegaard thus shifts the problem of kenosis from the intellectual problem of working out how divinity and humanity can be united in Christ’s Person to the existential problem of discipleship. Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service.

Kenotic theologians address this problem by arguing that Christ ’emptied’ himself of his divine attributes or prerogatives in order to become a human being. Faithful Revolution Tricia Colleen Bruce.

The Self‐Emptying of Love: Some Thoughts on Kenotic Christology

Another perspective is the idea that God is self-emptying. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Orthodox theology distinguishes between divine Essence and Energies. Don’t have an account? It is in sum an excellent survey of Kierkegaard s Christological thought.


The orthodox doctrine of the incarnation affirms that Christ is both truly divine and truly human. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Kenosis in Philosophical Fragments 4.

Kierkegaard advances ‘existential kenoticism’, a form of fhristology Christology which extends the notion of the kenosis of Christ to the Christian believer, who is called upon to live a life of kenotic discipleship in which the believer follows Christ’s example of lowly, humble, and suffering service. Civil War American History: Kenosis therefore is a paradox and a mystery since “emptying oneself” in fact fills the person with divine grace and results in union chrisfology God.

Kenosis, relative to the human nature, denotes the continual epiklesis and self-denial of one’s own human will and desire.

The Nature of Kenotic Christology

The kenotic ethic is the ethic of Jesusconsidered as the ethic of sacrifice. The possibility of such divesting is implied by a chrristology account of the nature of omnipotence developed by Richard Swinburne. Evans also proposes that a decision by God to become incarnated, literally embodied, is best understood as a decision to assume such limitations.

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