kenosis

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From Ancient Greek κένωσις ‎(kénōsis, emptying) (see keno- and κενό), from κενόειν ‎(kenóein, to empty) (with reference to Philippians 2.vii, "But he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming as human beings are" – New Jerusalem Version).

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kenosis ‎(countable and uncountable, plural kenoses)

  1. (Christianity) Christ's voluntary abasement consisting humanity and the simultaneous occultation of the Divinity.

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