Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 1995

School

School of Religion

Major

Religion: Biblical Studies

Primary Subject Area

Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Religion, Philosophy of; Theology

Keywords

incarnation

Abstract

Critics have repeatedly charged that the orthodox formulation of the orthodox doctrine of the incarnation is logically incoherent. Several conservative writers have responded in various ways. Norman Geisler predicates logically incompatible attributes of Christ to his two natures. Millard Erickson relies on his version of the kenosis strategy. Thomas Morris formulates a two-minds model. Ronald Leigh steps out of the boundaries of orthodoxy and suggest a one-natured Christ. All of these views appear to suffer from various inadequacies. The best formulation of the incarnation doctrine is that of Kierkegaard's Absolute Paradox.

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