The Myth of the Incarnation
- Extra Reading
The theological understanding of Jesus is that, while he was truly and actually a man, a human male in every sense, he as also the incarnation of God, the vessel chosen by God to enter history and ‘become flesh’. It is the Church’s role and vocation to continue that divine work, so it could be described as the extension of the incarnation through history. His earthly life having ended in his crucifixion, resurrection and ascension, his presence is now continued or extended through the Christian Church. But what are we to make of this Christian myth?
This lecture was given as a part of the series of lectures on The Myths of Christianity.
This event was on Wed, 13 Dec 2000
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