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Divine Accommodation

David Brown

in Tradition and Imagination

Published in print November 1999 | ISBN: 9780198269915
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600432 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269919.003.0007
 Divine Accommodation

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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

Chapter.  20510 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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