kenoticism

kenoticism

the theological concept that, through His incarnation, Christ humbled or emptied Himself and became a servant for man’s sake. — kenosis, kenoticist, n. — kenotic, adj.
See also: Christ
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18) This relationship is developed in his later writings, but even here, while expressing reticence about "temptations of a Gnostic or Hegelian sort" in the "sophiological presuppositions" of Bulgakov, (19) he is, nonetheless, not shy about appropriating Russian kenoticism.
This belief might lead to human arrogance and a true exploitation of nature if it weren't balanced by another Orthodox ideal, kenoticism, which is a self-emptying.
My discussion of kenoticism is particularly indebted to Paul Contino, who emphasizes the abandonment of ego needed to connect oneself with another.