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Kenosis as a Gift to Humanity of God's Grace, to be Lived Relationally

Reid, Kaye A. (2011) Kenosis as a Gift to Humanity of God's Grace, to be Lived Relationally. Master of Arts (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

In this thesis the concept of kenosis is considered as a divine gift of grace which can find expression and provide possibilities for restoration and right relationship in tangible communal contexts where competing rights perpetuate an impasse.
Humanity is inevitably compromised but contains the possibility of being resourced through grace toward recognising our obligation to humanity beyond ourselves and our claim to power and rights.
Kenotic theology is considered in light of fresh trajectories emerging from an understanding of Trinitarian sociality. The sovereign freedom in love of God is located within the Trinitarian perichoresis. This is depicted through God in Christ entering fully into the suffering of humanity. The suffering of God is understood as an excess of being, in freedom to love and be love.
The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission is considered as an illustration of radical kenotic engagement in a contemporary communal context. This may necessitate a reconfiguration of ideas of justice, forgiveness, restoration and reconciliation.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Arts (minor thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: kenosis, perichoresis, Trinitarian sociality, South African Truth Reconciliation Commission, forgiveness, reconciliation
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 01:29
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 01:36
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/877

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