There’s been a little bit of an incarnation series going on here at A Better Possession. We started with a cheat sheet of theological terms to do with the incarnation here. Then we looked at the Incarnation and the Creed of Chalcedon here. Then we thought about the person and work of Christ here. And then we started a bit of a series within a series when we started looking at Kenosis.
Kenosis is the Christological claim that in the Son becoming incarnate he empties himself of certain divine attributes or prerogatives. We looked at what Kenosis is and some of it’s biblical background here. Then at the assumptions that lay behind traditional Christology and Kenotic Christology here. Now we’re gonna see that there are two main flavours when it comes to those who hold a kenotic Christology. Both camps agree that the incarnation is at it’s bottom a subtraction rather than an addition. And both camps agree that the divine Son as he is in himself cannot become incarnate.