The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the by Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall, Gerald O'Collins

By Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall, Gerald O'Collins

This interdisciplinary learn follows the Incarnation Summit, a world and ecumenical assembly of 24 students. Addressing a number of matters regarding the topic, this can be a good researched, skilfully argued, and, now and then, provocative quantity at the crucial Christian trust: the Incarnation of the Son of God.

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J. Rousseau, Émile or On Education, trans. Alan Bloom (New York: Basic Books, 1979), 304–5 . This passage comes from the profession of faith of the Savoyard Vicar in Bk. 4 of Émile. 33 Evans, Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith, 103. Aquinas reported and replied to much the same objection in SCG, 4. 53. 10, 11: 4. 55. 12, 13. 34 In particular, those who know of the incarnation, far from triumphalistically asserting their ‘special privileges’ and advantages in the business of salvation, should be humbled by what they know in faith.

1. 48 (8) Our last section has already adumbrated the issue of the relationship (for divine self-revelation and human salvation) between the incarnation and the Easter mystery. But before summarizing that issue we should ask: what must be said about the revelatory and redemptive impact of the incarnation itself upon the world and human beings? First, we can take a cue from Matthew's Gospel and acknowledge that the incarnation reveals and guarantees that, besides creating, conserving, and guiding the world, God is now irrevocably ‘with us’ (Matt.

It represents God as being non-egalitarian in extending an unfair advantage to those who know about and believe in the incarnation. Christians enjoy a crucial opportunity, a headstart in salvation, not extended to others. ’33 Evans rightly challenges strictly egalitarian versions of God. Jonah, Second Isaiah, and further major voices of the biblical revelation attest God to be the One who treats all people fairly, albeit in very different ways, and is not to be judged by our merely human standards of equality.

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