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David Brown

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269915

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198269919.001.0001

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Divine Accommodation

Divine Accommodation

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(p.275) 6 Divine Accommodation
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Tradition and Imagination
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198269919.003.0007

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, particularly in the light of the resurrection, it would seem reasonable to expect a similar pattern of development elsewhere. In terms of Jesus’ perfection, a number of apparent limitations on his imagination are explored, including his attitude to the law, his belief in an imminent eschatology and the cry of dereliction, and a distinction drawn between perfection and sinlessness.

Keywords:   christology, cry of dereliction, eschatology, imagination, incarnation, kenosis, law, resurrection, sinlessness

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