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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Stephen Evans Contributor Webpage Publisher: Kenosis in Philosophical Fragments 4. There is another enemy of the faith of Christopogywidely diffused outside the fold of the Catholic religion.

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

Faithful Revolution Tricia Colleen Bruce. This page was last edited on 31 Augustat Like many of the classic kenotic theologians of the 19th century, Kierkegaard argues that Christ underwent limitation on becoming a human being.

Christologg s Knowledge of Kenotic Christology 3. Publications Pages Publications Pages. D; Otilio Rodriguez, O.

Philebus 35b, BGU Natural Law Anver M. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www. The “Grammar” of Sacrifice Naphtali S. The aim of Kierkegaard’s Christology is not to provide a rationally satisfying theory of the incarnation, but to highlight the existential challenge with which Christ confronts each human being.

He poured out himself to create the cosmos and the universeand chirstology within it. Views Read Edit View history. Since some forms of Unitarianism do not accept the personal pre-existence of Christ their interpretations of Phil.

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

Law contends that a type of kenotic Christology is present in Kierkegaard’s works, developed independently of the Christologies of contemporary kenotic theologians. University Press Scholarship Online. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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.


In particular, the chapter defends recent work by Stephen Davis and Ronald Feenstra, christologu hold that Jesus may be fully divine even if he divests himself, perhaps only temporarily, of such qualities as omnipotence and omniscience. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: This terminology, together with a taxonomy of kenotic Christologies, is employed during the remainder of the book in the analysis of Kierkegaard’s kenotic Christology.

The Nature of Kenotic Christology

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Therefore, it is our duty to pour out ourselves.

Mystical theologian John of the Cross ‘ work ” Dark Night of the Soul ” is a particularly lucid explanation of God’s christologu of transforming the believer into the icon or “likeness of Christ”. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Print Save Cite Email Share. Kenosis is only christologgy through humility and presupposes that one seeks union with God. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. The orthodox doctrine of the incarnation affirms that Christ is both truly divine and truly human.

What is kenoticism / kenotic theology?

In this interpretation, Paul was not primarily putting forth a theory about God in this passage, rather he was using God’s humility exhibited in the incarnation event as a call for Christians to be similarly subservient to others. Of these five times it is Phil 2: Kenosis in Orthodox theology is the transcending or detaching of oneself from the world or the passions, it is a component of dispassionation.


Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Look up kenosis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Kenotic theologians address this problem by arguing that Christ ’emptied’ himself of his divine christolpgy or prerogatives in order to become a human being.

It is a wicked invention, equally to be condemned with the Docetism opposed to it. Choose your country or christoology Close. It is used both as an explanation of the Incarnationand an indication of the nature of God’s activity and will. Humanity can also participate in God’s saving work through theosis ; becoming holy by grace. Kenosis, relative to the human nature, denotes the continual epiklesis and self-denial of one’s own human will and desire.

The second focus of the chapter is on the kenotic Christology of the nineteenth century, outlining the Christologies of Gottfried Thomasius, Wolfgang Gess, and others. Publications Pages Publications Pages. The Poustinia tradition of the Russian Orthodox Church is one major expression of this search.

Visions of Religion Stephen S. Kenosis therefore is a paradox and a mystery since “emptying oneself” in fact fills the person with divine grace and results in union with God.

Articles containing Greek-language text CS1 maint: Much of the earliest debates between the Arian and Orthodox Christians were over kenosis. It reduces the whole mystery of the Incarnation and Redemption to empty the bloodless imaginations.