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Is Kenotic Christology Orthodox?

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

There are two main theories to explain how incarnation was possible: classical christology and kenotic christology. This chapter defends one version of kenoticism. The biblical issue is: which theory ... More


  Breaking the Waves: The Cry That Finds the Ear of the Heart

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 isolates several essential aspects of Balthasar's theodramatic theory and discusses how they “play” in and through Lars von Trier's dramatic film Breaking the Waves (1996), the first ... More


The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Major reconsideration of the notion of divine impassibility in patristic thought. It is commonly claimed that patristic theology fell prey to the assumption of Hellenistic philosophy about the ... More


Divine Accommodation

David Brown

in Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269915
eISBN:
9780191600432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269919.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Explores how a kenotic understanding of the incarnation might be used to bolster the general argument. If even in the case of christology, there was only a gradual disclosure of who Jesus was, ... More


Nestorianism Countered: Cyril's Theology of theDivine Kenosis

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Having briefly surveyed various inadequate approaches to the Nestorian controversy, the author shows that the protection of the unqualified divine impassibility from being compromised by any ... More


The metaphysics of kenosis

Stephen T. Davis

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583164
eISBN:
9780191725647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583164.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the incarnation, did the Logos simply add a human nature to its divine nature, as classical defenders of the incarnation traditionally claim? Or did the Logos temporarily give up or set aside ... More


The Self-Emptying Subject: Kenosis and Immanence, Medieval to Modern

Alex Dubilet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279463
eISBN:
9780823281633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279463.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Against the two dominant ethical paradigms of continental philosophy—Levinas’s ethics of the Other and Foucault’s ethics of self-cultivation—The Self-Emptying Subject: Kenosis and Immanence, Medieval ... More


Felix Offensatio in Practice in Christianity

Jason A. Mahn

in Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790661
eISBN:
9780199897391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790661.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter closely analyzes Practice in Christianity (by Kierkegaard's pseudonym Anti-Climacus) to show how Christ comprises good news to sinners only by incarnating the very possibility of ... More


The Alienation of the Living God

Paul S. Fiddes

in The Creative Suffering of God

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263470
eISBN:
9780191682568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263470.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers the second major route of thought to an encounter with the enemy of non-being — the argument from the nature of divine life. It asks whether there is any non-being spoken about ... More


The Person of Christ

Jill Raitt

in The Colloquy of Montbéliard: Religion and Politics in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075663
eISBN:
9780199854783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075663.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The doctrine of the person of Christ became the major theological sticking point between Reformed and Lutheran theologians in the second half of the sixteenth century. From the Maulbronn Colloquy of ... More


The Nature of Kenotic Christology

David R. Law

in Kierkegaard's Kenotic Christology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698639
eISBN:
9780191745546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698639.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides an outline of the nature of kenotic Christology, its key concepts, and issues. It offers a brief history of kenotic Christology, which focuses, firstly, on the ... More


Kenosis, Saturated Phenomenology, and Bearing Witness

Marie L. Baird

in Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter contends that Levi's status as a “writer-witness” is relatively resistant to a more traditional metaphysical analysis of writer as transcendental subject because such an undertaking is ... More


Kierkegaard's Kenotic Christology

David R. Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698639
eISBN:
9780191745546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698639.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The orthodox doctrine of the incarnation affirms that Christ is both truly divine and truly human. This, however, raises the question of how these two natures can co-exist in the one, united person ... More


After Ascension: The Body of Christ, Kenosis, and Divine Impassibility

Graham Ward

in Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture: Responses to the Work of David Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646821
eISBN:
9780191744853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646821.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Brown's observations on the Eucharistic body and the suggestive Christology that issues from those observations in the third section of God and Grace of Body. In a move away ... More


The invention of the unconscious

Rhodri Hayward

in Resisting History: Religious Transcendence and the Invention of the Unconscious

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074141
eISBN:
9781781700778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074141.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the tension between different ways of knowing the past and the conflicting understandings of selfhood entailed in them. It is a conflict, which is sustained by different ... More


Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism

Shaul Magid

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791304
eISBN:
9780804793469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791304.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Hasidism Incarnate argues that much of modern Judaism in the west developed under what it calls a “Christian gaze,” that is, reacting to Christianity by defending Judaism, positing that Judaism is ... More


Beyond the Walls of Carmel

Joseph Redfield Palmisano

in Beyond the Walls: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925025
eISBN:
9780199980451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925025.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The question raises as to how Stein enacts empathy in the midst of the Shoah by facing up to, rather than eclipsing, the following controversial memory: Stein is one who accepts the sign of the cross ... More


Is God Diminished If We Abscond?

Mark Patrick Hederman

in After God: Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225316
eISBN:
9780823236893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225316.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the works of Richard Kearney, looking closely at the interpretation of the fourth reduction. It asks whether it is possible for anyone to connect ... More


Kierkegaard as Theologian and the Question of Kenosis

David R. Law

in Kierkegaard's Kenotic Christology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698639
eISBN:
9780191745546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698639.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter briefly draws the reader's attention to what appear to be kenotic elements in Kierkegaard's Philosophical Fragments and Practice in Christianity, before going on to discuss ... More


Kierkegaard’s Knowledge of Kenotic Christology

David R. Law

in Kierkegaard's Kenotic Christology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698639
eISBN:
9780191745546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698639.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter falls into three parts. Part one provides a comprehensive study of Kierkegaard's treatment of the biblical passages upon which kenotic theologians have based their kenotic Christologies. ... More


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