The Myth of the Incarnation

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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.

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This event was on Wed, 13 Dec 2000

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Professor Richard Holloway

Professor of Divinity

Richard Holloway was the Gresham Professor of Divinity between 1997 and 2001.

Professor Holloway was educated at KelhamTheological College, EdinburghTheological College and the Union Theological...

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