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  • adj. Pertaining to kenosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the kenosis.


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  • As Bishop Charles Gore said, when He condescended to assume human nature, he also assumed human limitations and emptied himself of divine omniscience* (this called the kenotic theory of the incarnation).

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • And in drawing to a close this discussion of what Clayton terms a "kenotic" view, he expresses his inclination to not conclude that God worked physical miracles through Jesus p.226.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • What we receive in the Eucharist is the glorified 'kenotic' Son who empties himself for us on the cross and again in the Eucharist.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • It makes sense of the idea of universal 'kenotic' energy, the universal urge in creation to that self emptying love.

    Creation, Creativity and Creatureliness: the Wisdom of Finite Existence Study Day organised by the St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality, Oxford

  • As Ray Brassier's project, which he describes as a transcendental nihilism, has been a singular influence on English language reception of Laruelle's project I at first assumed there was some kind of kenotic element to this phrase.

    An und für sich

  • I would also recommend looking into "kenotic" theology.


  • Bulgakov speaks of this work as "kenotic" in that the Spirit "diminished Himself to becoming in His revelation in the creaturely Sophia" (220).

    The Fire and the Rose

  • It is, for example, impossible to understand why Christians so value what is often called the 'kenotic' or self-emptying dimension of love without the basic pattern of the narrative of Jesus as spelled out not only in the gospels but also in the primitive Christian hymns and devotional speculations about the 'descent' of God into the limitation and risk of the world in the birth of Jesus, an acceptance of weakness and even (in the world's terms) failure which prepares us theologically for the rejection of Jesus by the authorities of the religious and political worlds and his death on the cross.

    A Common Word and Future Christian-Muslim Engagement

  • Jesus was a self-emptier, a kenotic, one whose way was to spill and spend not hoard and scrimp.

    Donna Schaper: A Jesus Look At The Issues Du Jour

  • As one might suppose, it can feel very much like a consolation -- having transformed our painful, kenotic emptying into a means to a desirable end.

    Scott Cairns: Moments That Wake Us Up


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