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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On The Son Becoming Flesh

"The kenosis of the Son is a function of His 'taking the form of a servant,' specifically, a 'human form.' Kenosis involves a change not in the content of God's being-in-communicative-act but only its form. God the Son continues to be all that God is under the veil of humanity. The subject of the life of this human hero, Jesus, is the divine Author, the Son of God. In this is love: that the Author, while remaining all that He is, nevertheless pours His uncreated self into a created form of space and time, blood and bone, in order to communicate His light and life to others."

-Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Remythologizing Theology (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 358.

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