Posted by: Ken Brown | August 31, 2008

Quote – Bauckham on Divine Humility

Richard Bauckham, in God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament:

The divine identity is known in the radical contrast and conjunction of exaltation and humiliation–as the God who is Creator of all things, and no less truly God in the human life of Jesus; as the God who is Sovereign over all things, and no less truly God in Jesus’ obedience and service; as the God of transcendent majesty who is no less truly God in the abject humiliation of the cross. These are not contradictions because God is self-giving love, as much in his creation and rule of all things as in his human incarnation and death. (pg. 68)

UPDATE: Fixed title from “Humilty” to “Humility.” Heh, “humility” indeed!

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