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Humiliation
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κένωσις/kénōsis; exinanitio). The Christ-hymn in Phil. 2:6–11 describes the life of Jesus in two “stages” as a path from incarnation to the cross and as post-resurrection exaltation. The doctrine of the “state” of humiliation, which was not really articulated terminologically until the intra-Protestant dispute concerning Christology, adopts the central term associated with the first stage: heautón ekénōsen (v. 7). This doctrine expounds the relationship between the doctrines of the person and work of Christ. Beginning with the initial …

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Slenczka, Notger, “Humiliation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04548>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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