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  Kenosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kenosis is a Greek word for emptiness, which is used as a theological term.
Kenosis is similar to the Buddhist practice of Shunyata.
Critics of Kenosis theology argue that the context of Philippians 2:5-8 is referring to Jesus voluntarily taking the form of a servant to conceal his divine glory (revealed temporarily in the Transfiguration), as opposed to forsaking his divine attributes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kenosis   (594 words)

 The Concept of Kenosis
Kenosis is not a loss of anything, but is instead the willing limitation of the exercise and glory of divinity in taking on humanity.
Kenosis moves toward an understanding of Jesus as both divine and human through understanding that in kenosis God voluntarily chose to limit Himself in becoming Human, but kenosis does not alleviate the paradox of divine and human natures in one person.
Thus, we shall understand kenosis to be voluntary, a self-limitation, fully preserving the divinity while choosing to take on limitation in becoming human, and culminating in a refilling.
www.geocities.com /developingtheology/KenosisConcept.html   (1259 words)

 Metanexus Institute
In light of kenosis, he suggests that omnipotence "centers on the fundamental divine allowing of the created other to be and to act, so that, while all that happens is permitted by God's special providence, not all that happens is in accordance with God's will or brought about by special providence" (102).
But kenosis is not ultimately the last word, says Ward, for "as the beginning of creation is kenosis, so the end or consummation of creation is theosis" (166), whereby theosis entails that creatures share in God's bliss and "become vehicles of the truly creative freedom of the divine nature" (166).
If, however, kenosis is to do the work necessary to be a coherent and adequate framework for advancing discussions between science and religion, divine love must be consistently championed and God must not be susceptible to charges of culpability for failing to prevent genuinely evil occurrences.
www.metanexus.net /metanexus_online/show_article.asp?6818   (4459 words)

 Grace Bible Church - The Doctrine of Kenosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Kenosis is based on the fact that the union of the deity of Christ to unglorified but true humanity is a necessary factor in His humiliation.
Therefore, in kenosis, the humanity of Christ in hypostatic union voluntarily restricted the independent use of divine attributes, including omnipotence, in compliance with the Father's plan for the Incarnation.
In the doctrine of Kenosis it is important to note that the two natures of Christ maintain their complete identity through being joined in personal union forever.
www.gbible.org /kenosis.htm   (2842 words)

 freshmeat.net: Project Reviews - Kenosis and the World Free Web
Because Kenosis only returns nodes that are currently reachable in response to a node lookup request, and because Kenosis node lookups are stable, all clients will use the same tracker IP address for the same Kenosis node address.
Kenosis also supports an alternate URL syntax for tracker operators who would like to have greater control over which tracker is used for requests for their files.
Kenosis handles all the details of routing requests through the network, as well as the conversion of data and methods to and from the XMLRPC standard.
freshmeat.net /articles/view/1440   (3121 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
When Jesus came earth he went through a kenosis, where He was poured into the mold of man, but in doing so his powers were not limited to his earthly body.
The broken letters in the word Kenosis signifies how Jesus's body was broken for us, though not a bone in his body was broken when he was crucified on the cross, his human body was "broken" by the blood that was shed.
The "O" in Kenosis represents the crown of thorns that Jesus was forced to wear, and also represents his humanity.
www.revfm.net /breadnjam/page4.html   (399 words)

 Scalabrinian Missionaries
It is the kenosis of missionary restlessness and daring, the kenosis of the ongoing search of the lost sheep, the kenosis of going “very far,” to the outer boundaries of faith and hope.
It is the kenosis of going “too far,” of solidarity with the crucified people of today, shown in our commitment to help carry the crosses of the wretched of the earth, and in our protest against the crucifixion and massacres of the innocent.
Kenosis is not a strategy or a method, but is part of the mystery of Christ and his mission.
www.scalabrini.asn.au /ongoing.htm   (2847 words)

 Kenosis - Theopedia
Its aim is to solve some of the supposed paradoxes arising from Jesus having both a divine nature and a human nature.
The doctrine of the two natures of Christ (known as the hypostatic union) maintains that Jesus possessed a full undiminished human nature and a full undiminished divine nature, which were not combined or confused into some new nature but were added to each other forever (yet remaining distinct) in the one person Jesus Christ.
When the Kenosis theory concludes that Jesus is or was less than God (as has been the case in the past), it is regarded as heresy.
www.theopedia.com /Kenosis   (446 words)

 Science & Theology News - Divine Love and Kenosis in Creation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The precursor of human kenosis begins to be seen in the nonhuman discharging, flowing out to, and emptying into of species into larger populational and species lines.
Divine kenosis is a voluntary choice whereby God exercises total restraint in the use of God's power, suggests Ellis, for otherwise a free response to God's actions is not possible.
Kenosis has been given a wide variety of meanings in different contexts in the Christian tradition.
www.stnews.org /Books-1772.htm   (1350 words)

 Kenosis B&B and Conference Centre in Pietermaritzburg
Kenosis was founded by Rev. Gunther Wittenberg (Professor Emeritus of the University of Natal) and the late Rev. Gert Landmann.
This land is a smallholding of approximately 21 hectares (50 acres) with several houses, storerooms and sheds.
Development of the Kenosis Retreat was started in March 2003 when the large house was converted into a conference centre.
www.kenosis.org.za   (157 words)

The kenosis theory states that Jesus gave up some of His divine attributes while He was a man here on earth.
Instead, it is speaking of His humility that moved him, according to the will of the Father, to leave His majestic state in heaven and enter into the humble position of human nature.
The Kenosis theory is a dangerous doctrine because if it were true then it would mean that Jesus was not fully divine.
www.carm.org /heresy/kenosis.htm   (381 words)

 The Poured-Out Life: The Kenosis Hymn in Context
Second, the Kenosis Hymn is generally recognized by scholars to be an early Christian hymnic affirmation of faith quoted secondarily by Paul.
While a complete portrait of neither Paul nor the church can be painted from the Epistle, the life situation of both, their relationships to each other, and the matters that concern each of them have shaped both its content and its manner of expression.
This would have two implications: the Philippians would fulfill their obligations to the community of faith as citizens of the heavenly kingdom, and the community itself would be built around a set of values and concerns far different from the rest of the world (3:17-20).
www.cresourcei.org /kenosis.html   (3607 words)

 Metanexus Institute
In his essay, Moltmann explores the Christian notion of kenosis and the Jewish understanding of Shekinah as well as the relationship of both the creation and the consummation of the world to God's kenosis, patience, and driving energies.
Christ's kenosis means that in becoming human Christ renounces the attributes of divine majesty, so that he is not almighty, omnipresent, and omniscient, but becomes 'like another human being', which is to say a limited being, who encounters other human beings in a human way.
His kenosis does not relate only to the attributes of majesty inherent in his divine nature; it already appertains to the divine being of the eternal Logos itself.
www.metanexus.net /metanexus_online/show_article.asp?6831   (1589 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Kenosis does not rely on a central server - any Kenosis node can effectively join the network ("bootstrap") from any connected node.
Kenosis-BitTorrent downloaders will notice that this is a kenosis url and use kenosis to find the tracker that is handling this torrent file.
Our dns server will look up the hash in kenosis and return to the client the ip address of the kenosis node that is tracking that file.
kenosis.sourceforge.net /README_KENOSIS.txt   (509 words)

Kenosis must work on a wide range of platforms because we want it to provide a solid basis for many p2p applications.
Kenosis works in almost any networking environnment, including restrictive corporate firewalls, because it uses XMLRPC for its network communications.
Using the ideas described in the original Kademlia paper, Kenosis could be easily extended to provide distributed hashtable semantics, providing distributed data-retention services.
kenosis.sourceforge.net   (462 words)

 James W. Heisig: East-West Dialogue: Sunyata and kenosis
Without this, the kenosis of the Son and the kenosis of conversion to faith in the Son as the revelation of the Father are reduced to groundless, accidental occurrences.
In the case of Christ, kenosis is realized in the fact that one who was in the form of God emptied himself and assumed the form of a servant.
Third, as the dynamism of sunyata, kenosis is itself a spontaneous "fact of nature"(31) that supersedes all will, whether of God or the human subject.
www.spiritualitytoday.org /spir2day/873932heisig.html   (4159 words)

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Kenosis is the idea that Christ, as the Incarnation of God, in some way "emptied" himself of divinity to become fully human...
In fundamentalist Christian theology, kenosis has been looked at as one of those areas of 'wierdness' better left untouched for the reason that it seems as though it is a doctrine that may lead to a somehow lesser divinity of Christ.
It is definitely true that some have attempted to use this idea as a way to rob Christ of His godhood, and I believe that is where the error lies.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=6308023&postID=111021233727985865   (314 words)

The kenosis, or the exinanition, of His Divine attributes was, therefore, a free act of Christ, according to Brenz; it was the connatural consequence of the Incarnation, according to Chemnitz.
Ebrard holds that the Divine properties in Christ appeared under the Kantian time-form appropriate to man; his kenosis consists in an exchange of the eternal for a time-form of existence.
Martensen and perhaps Hutton distingusih a double life of the Word: In the Man-Christ they see a kenosis and a real depotentiation of the Word; in the world the purely Divine Word carries the work of mediator and revealer.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08617a.htm   (788 words)

 Kenosis (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
ke-no'-sis: The word "kenosis" (kenosis) has entered theological language from Philippians 2:7, where in the sentence he "emptied himself" the Greek verb is ekenosen.
"Kenosis," then, the corresponding noun, has become a technical term for the humiliation of the Son in the incarnation, but in recent years has acquired a still more technical sense, i.e.
Certainly, to say with the upholders of the kenosis in its "classical" form that the Son, by an exercise of His will, determined to be ignorant as man, is not helpful, as the abandonment by God of one of His own essential attributes would be the preposterous corollary.
bibletools.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Def.show/RTD/ISBE/ID/5276   (1148 words)

 Reclaiming the Self, Chapter 5
Kenosis, or self-emptying, the process by which Hazel Motes makes room for the transcendent divinity he initially struggles against, is intimately connected in O'Connor's novel to transgression, to sin.
It is through sin that Hazel struggles against making that room, but it is also through sin, through transgression, that Hazel comes to the realization that he cannot escape that divinity; the self-emptying is a giving up of the struggle and an active seeking of the figure that lives in the back of his mind.
The kenosis at work in the character of Hazel Motes is thus not merely a self-emptying; it is, in fact, an emptying of a "false" self, a distillation of elements, a peeling of layers, a successive removal of masks.
www.brysons.net /academic/chap5.html   (5400 words)

 Welcome to Kenosis
At Kenosis, our purpose is to offer education and support to those who are on the path of deepening their lives and in the awakening of spiritual emergence.
Kenosis comes from the Greek and means emptying.
To sponsor profound shifts in consciousness, Kenosis programs combine the powerful healing modality NLP with the best practices and philosophies of world spiritual traditions.
www.kenosis.net   (257 words)

 Kenosis: The Other Within
In particularly, kenosis is the utterly other within us and which we have in common with the utterly different.
A truly emptied person is so vulnerable to beauty and truth, to justice and compassion, that he or she become a truly hollow and hallowed channel for divine grace...
And as his human life accelerated to its climax, Jesus, at the end of his prayer in Gethsemene resolved, "that his will be so emptied as to become the divine will [2]." He set aside what he wanted and turned unconditionally towards God.
home.att.net /~wislit/scirel/kenosis.htm   (2276 words)

 Kenosis, Kenotic Theology
The first he refers to as rituals of Kenosis, or emptying; the other, as rituals of Plerosis, or filling.
Rituals of Kenosis portray the evacuating of the meaning of time as it approaches the end of a cycle.
The wearing down of time at this moment produces noxious and defiling effects, and thus the appropriate response is an ascetic form of behavior accompanied with austerities.
mb-soft.com /believe/txn/kenosis.htm   (2182 words)

 Sunyata, Emptiness and Self-emptying, Kenosis
Since its conception, has strongly encouraged the people to understand the Truth, it is, therefore, not sufficient for Buddhists to simply follow the ethical demands of their religion if they have not understood their justification or if their own conviction is not involved.
The begetting of the Son and the spirit is a kenosis, a process of self giving to the other and this kenosis of love is understood to be mutual in establishing the unity of the Trinity, this is the way Jesus communicates this trinitarian life of divinity to humanity.
So given this kenosis, or self-emptying, emptiness is identified with all of the things of the world, including ourselves, which it contains paradoxically within itself, within its own serf-negation, within its own kenosis.
www.urbandharma.org /bcdialog/bcd1/bcemptylondon.html   (3342 words)

 What is the kenosis?
Answer: The term "kenosis" comes from the Greek word for "emptied" in Philippians 2:7, "but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men." The question is, what does Christ empty Himself of?
The kenosis attempts to explain what changed when Jesus became a human being.
The kenosis, therefore, is Christ taking on a human nature with all of its limitations.
www.gotquestions.org /kenosis.html   (324 words)

In an age where endless categorization and meaningless labels dominate the musical landscape, kenosis serves as a lesson that ultimately the only classification that matters is whether the music is good.
In the much-acclaimed “Hyacinths”, Kenosis pushes the form of indie-pop songwriting into a five minute trip from soaring choruses to james bond-esque spy-guitar breakdowns set to a story of earnest adoration and sudden attraction.
Consistently both live and on record is kenosis’ insistence that the only genre they care about belonging to is the only one that matters: good music.
www.myspace.com /kenosisband   (834 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Kenosis means: “to empty”, “to give up”, “to relinquish”.
A Kenosis experience is the process of the self emptying itself of self.
Kenosis is emptying the vessel of anything that is not working for me any longer—anything that keeps me from growing and becoming an authentic disciple of JC, anything that keeps us as a community from becoming all we could be for God—but retaining enough ego to serve as the walls of the vessel.
www.gbgm-umc.org /DexterMI/pages/Dec7sermon.htm   (1441 words)

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