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Kierkegaard's Kenotic Christology
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Kierkegaard's Kenotic Christology

David R. Law


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 of Christ without undermining the integrity of either nature. Kenotic theologians address this problem by arguing that Christ ‘emptied’ himself of his divine attributes or prerogatives in order to become a human being. This book contends that a type of kenotic Christology is present in Kierkegaard's works, developed independently of the Christologies of contemporary kenotic theologians. Like many of ... More

Keywords: incarnation, Christ, kenotic theologians, Christology, Kierkegaard, kenosis of Christ

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199698639
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David R. Law, author
Reader in Christian Thought at the University of Manchester