kenosis

NOUN
  1. the concept of emptying one's own will and receive God's will, in Catholicism
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How To Use kenosis In A Sentence

  • For Bulgakov, kenosis, the divine self-diminution, is the core revelation of who God is.
  • In Buddhism, the term sunyata is used for Emptiness - and in Christianity the word kenosis is sometimes used.
  • Without this, the kenosis of the Son and the kenosis of conversion to faith in the Son as the revelation of the Father are reduced to groundless, accidental occurrences.
  • God's kenosis is still the centre of our attention.
  • Perhaps what we need most to find true community is a kenosis, a self-emptying not from equality with God, but from our class posturing, from the subtleties of a politics of distinction, and from participation in the rituals of inequality.
  • This is combined with the notion of kenosis from the Christian tradition, i.e. the idea that God emptied himself in the incarnation, taking a humble human form with all the implied limitations. Archive 2007-11-01
  • It is this understanding of kenosis we shall now seek to apply to God in creation.
  • Chapter 11 is the last in part 3, and applies the notion of kenosis to creation. Archive 2009-05-01
  • It's one thing to identify God as a powerful liberator, another to point to that ‘power’ being in the kenosis / solidarity of Jesus, emptying himself out and taking the form of a slave.
  • Haught directly confronts original sin, the presence of evil and suffering in the universe, the kenosis of God, and the difficulty of reconciling the concept of the soul with the findings of genetic science.
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