Incarnation Sentence Examples
This word is an eternal incarnation, with its threefold sense - natural, spiritual, celestial.
In the 2004 incarnation of the film, he was played by thirty-one-year-old Patrick Wilson.
Incarnation almost demands to be speculatively interpreted as the necessary last stage in the self-manifestation and self-imparting of God.
Modern idealists, ill at ease with this inheritance, try to show that Christ's Incarnation no less than His eternal divine being is a natural and rational truth.
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Photius, probably on a careless reading of Clement, argued that he could not have believed in a real incarnation.
According to the computation of the Greeks, the 49th year of the Caesarean era began in the autumn of the year preceding the commencement of the Christian era; and, according to the Syrians, the 49th year began in the autumn of the first year of the Incarnation.
After the 9th century it became usual to join with it in public acts the year of the Incarnation.
In Portugal it is said to have been in use so late as the year 1415, or 1422, though it would seem that after the establishment of the Portuguese monarchy, no other era was used in the public acts of that country than that of the Incarnation.
In many parts of Africa the serpent is looked upon as the incarnation of deceased relatives; among the Amazulu, as among the Betsileo of Madagascar, certain species are assigned as the abode of certain classes; the Masai, on the other hand, regard each species as the habitat of a particular family of the tribe.Advertisement
The doctrine of the incarnation of God, which was especially objectionable to those who were going over to the new universal religion from the old cults, was not proclaimed by Manichaeism.
On the other hand, Osiris with Isis and Horus was everywhere honoured and popular, and while the artificer Ptah, the god of the great native capital of Egypt, made no appeal to the imagination, the Apis bull, an incarnation of Ptah, threw Ptah himself altogether into the shade in the popular estimation.
His own studies have largely contributed in England to the better understanding of the doctrines of the Resurrection and the Incarnation.
Martignac was dismissed; and Prince Jules de Polignac, the very incarnation of clericalism and reaction, was called to the helm of state.
So great were his learning and piety that he was regarded as an incarnation of Siva, and his works (commentaries on the Vedanta Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads) exercised a permanent influence on Hindu thought.Advertisement
He was himself a strange incarnation at once of " doctrinaire liberalism and the old Habsburg autocracy.
The Egyptian goose (chenalopex) is figured in the XVIIIth dynasty as sacred to Ammon; but his most frequent and celebrated incarnation was the woolly sheep with curved (" Ammon") horns (as opposed to the oldest native breed with long horizontal twisted horns and hairy coat, sacred to Khnum or Chnumis).
A still more striking contrast is the passionate outburst of sympathy and indignation with which, in the same diary, he comments on the supposed kidnapping of Luther by foul play on his return from the diet of Worms. Without being one of those who in his city took an avowed part against the old ecclesiastical system, and probably without seeing clearly whither the religious ferment of the time was tending - without, that is, being properly speaking a Reformer - Diirer in his art and his thoughts was the incarnation of those qualities of the German character and conscience which resulted in the Reformation; and, personally, with the fathers of the Reformation he lived in the warmest sympathy.
The elevation and the isolation of his position fostered a detachment from ordinary virtues and compassion, and he was a remorseless incarnation of Machiavelli's Prince.
In accordance with what is now known to be a very widespread belief, the kingship was a semi-divine function, and the Pharaoh was the incarnation of Amon-Re.Advertisement
In 1891 Mr Gore was chosen to deliver the Bampton lectures before the university, and chose for his subject the Incarnation.
According to Mr Gore this means that Christ, on his incarnation, became subject to all human limitations, and had, so far as his life on earth was concerned, stripped himself of all the attributes of the Godhead, including the Divine omniscience, the Divine nature being, as it were, hidden under the human.'
Dr Gore's works include The Incarnation (Bampton Lectures, 1891), The Creed of the Christian (1895), The Body of Christ (1901), The New Theology and the Old Religion (1908), and expositions of The Sermon on the Mount (1896), Ephesians (1898), and Romans (1899), while in 1910 he published Orders and Unity.
By it we perceive how God, the infinite, the absolute, the eternal, is yet not separated from the finite, the temporal, the relative, but, through the incarnation, enters into humanity.
The chief critical difficulty felt by this school is in identifying any concrete historic fact with the unchanging idea, that is, in making Jesus of Nazareth the incarnation of God.Advertisement
Though Siva, too, assumes various forms, the incarnation theory is peculiarly characteristic of Vaishnavism; and the fact that the principal hero of the Ramayana (Rama), and one of the prominent warriors of the Mahabharata (Krishna) become in this way identified with the supreme god, and remain to this day the chief objects of the adoration of Vaishnava sectaries, naturally imparts to these creeds a human interest and sympathetic aspect which is wholly wanting in the worship of Siva.
Whether the incarnation theory started from the original solar nature of the god suggestive of regular visits to the world of men, or in what other way it may have originated, must remain doubtful.
The generally recognized principal Avatars do not, however, by any means constitute the only occasions of a direct intercession of the deity in worldly affairs, but - in the same way as to this day the eclipses of the sun and moon are ascribed by the ordinary Hindu to these luminaries being temporarily swallowed by the dragon Rahu (or Graha, " the seizer") - so any uncommon occurrence would be apt to be set down as a special manifestation of divine power; and any man credited with exceptional merit or achievement, or even remarkable for some strange incident connected with his life or death, might ultimately come to be looked upon as a veritable incarnation of the deity, capable of influencing the destinies of man, and might become an object of local adoration or superstitious awe and propitiatory rites to multitudes of people.
Even in the middle ages, Nero was still the very incarnation of splendid iniquity, while the belief lingered obstinately that he had only disappeared for a time, and as late as the 11th century his restless spirit was supposed to haunt the slopes of the Pincian Hill.
On the top of the hill is a small round platform containing a cavern, with a block of granite, bearing the impression of the feet of Data-Bhrigu, an incarnation of Vishnu.
These are arranged, professedly on the basis of the aphorism of Augustine, Lombard's favourite authority, that "omnis doctrina vel rerum est vel signorum," into four books, of which the first treats of God, the second of the creature, the third of the incarnation, the work of redemption, and the virtues, and the fourth of the seven sacraments and eschatology.
For this purpose he sent the minister Thumi Sambhota, afterwards looked upon as an incarnation of Manju-sri, to India, there to collect the sacred books, and to learn and translate them.
He is described in the church chronicles as an incarnation of the evil spirit, and is said to have succeeded in suppressing Buddhism throughout the greater part of the land.
In the same way the Pantshen Lama is looked upon as an incarnation, the Nirmana-kaya, of Amitabha, who had previously appeared under the outward form of Tshonkapa himself; and the Dalai Lama is looked upon as an incarnation of Avalokitesvara.
The great dogmatic work of the Eastern Church was the definition of that portion of the creed of Christendom which concerns theology proper - the doctrines of the essential nature of the Godhead, and the doctrine of the God head in relation with manhood in the incarnation, while it fell to the Western Church to define anthropology, or the doctrine of man's nature and needs.
The first four councils settled the orthodox faith on the doctrines of the Trinity and of the Incarnation; the fifth supplemented the decisions of the first four.
Its subject is the manifestation of God in the incarnation of the Word, and it aims to give with an apologetic purpose a brief exposition of the divine authority and influence of Christianity.
Jesus Christ is the son of the good deity; he was sent into the world to oppose the evil; but his incarnation, and therefore his sufferings, were a mere appearance.
He has nothing whatever to say of the incarnation, life, example, suffering or resurrection of Jesus, and does not interest himself in the doctrines of Christ's person, which were hotly debated up to this time.
He had already, before the opening of the Council, defined his personal attitude towards the dogmatic problem in two essays, Against the Gentiles and On the Incarnation, without, however, any special relation to the Arian controversy.
Clement and Origen, at the head of the Alexandrian school, took a somewhat subtle view of the Incarnation, and Docetism pervades their controversies with the Monarchians.
Hilary especially illustrates the prevalence of naive Docetic views as regards the details of the Incarnation.
His strict orthodoxy on the subject of the Trinity and the Incarnation, together with his vigorous eloquence, combined to make him peculiarly obnoxious to the Arian faction, which was at that time in the ascendant through the protection of the emperor Valens; and in 375, the synod of Ancyra, convened by Demetrius the Arian governor of Pontus, condemned him for alleged irregularities in his election and in the administration of the finances of his diocese.
To the same class belong the treatise To Ablavius, against the tritheists; On Faith, against the Arians; On Common Notions, in explanation of the terms in current employment with regard to the Trinity; Ten Syllogisms, against the Manichaeans; To Theophilus, against the Apollinarians; an Antirrhetic against the same; Against Fate, a disputation with a heathen philosopher; De anima et resurrectione, a dialogue with his dying sister Macrina; and the Oratio catechetica magna, an argument for the incarnation as the best possible form of redemption, intended to convince educated pagans and Jews.
Jesus appears to be accepted as one such incarnation, but not Mahomet, although it is agreed that, in his time, the "Universal Intelligence" (see later) was made flesh, in the person of Mikdad al-Aswad.
He believed that he held direct intercourse with the deity, or even that he was an incarnation of the divine intelligence; and in A.D.
According to Harnack, Athanasius simplified the faith of his time by fastening on the essential point - human immortality or " deification through the Incarnation of true God.
On the other hand, the type of thought which would perfect Christianity in the form of a philosophy, and subordinates Atonement to Incarnation, is pledged to this doctrine that Incarnation was a rational necessity.
Dorner's earlier view); impersonal pre-existence of the Logos, who became personal - compare and contrast Marcellus of Ancyra - at the Incarnation (W.
The rationalist wing resolve Incarnation and still more Atonement into symbols of philosophical truth.
Casting a backward glance once more over the evolution of Christian theology, we may say very roughly that at first it recognized as natural or rational truth the being of the Logos, and as special fact of revelation the Incarnation of the Word in Jesus Christ.
Athanasius's On the Incarnation of the Eternal Word represents his central thoughts not less interestingly because it is earlier than the Arian controversy.
The latter has many and obvious merits, not the least of which is the pathos shed about him in his last incarnation as the Indian John of The Pioneers.
On love depends the " fulfilling of the law," and the sole moral value of Christian duty - that is, on love to God, in the first place, which in its fullest development must spring from Christian faith; and, secondly, love to all mankind, as the objects of divine love and sharers in the humanity ennobled by the incarnation.
As a child she was interested in the stories of martyrs, and at the age of eighteen left home one morning, and applied for admission at the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation.
In spite of great opposition from the authorities of the order, and in particular from the prioress and sisters of the Incarnation, she persevered with her scheme, being encouraged to appeal to the pope by certain priests who saw the benefit which would accrue to the Church from her zeal.
A private house in Avila was secretly got ready to serve as a small convent, and, when the bull arrived from Rome, Teresa went out on leave from the Incarnation and installed four poor women in the new house dedicated to her patron St Joseph.
After lodging her four sisters, Teresa returned to the Incarnation; but, when the secret was discovered, Carmelites and townspeople were alike furious.
Then she had three years of rest, as prioress of her old convent of the Incarnation.
For many years Usher was actively employed both in the government of his diocese and in the publication of several learned works, amongst which may be specified Emmanuel (a treatise upon the Incarnation), published in 1638, and Britannicarum Ecclesiarum Antiquitates, in 1639.
The climax of the divine plan of salvation is found in the incarnation of the Word.
Emp. ` Ly-Mattheu and his fellows came hither some two centuries ago; and before their time China never heard anything of the Incarnation, anything of Tien-chu, who had not become incarnate in this part of the world.
Their influence was felt in the creeds which formulated the orthodox dogmas in regard to the Trinity and the Incarnation.
There is at the most not more than an allusion to Christ, who is never mentioned by name, and though there are frequent allusions to the regaining of life, which is accomplished by union with the Logos, there is no reference to the doctrines of the incarnation or of the atonement.
Alexander in his book on demonic possession maintains that "the confession of Jesus as the Messiah or Son of God is the classical criterion of genuine demonic possession" (p. 150), and argues that as "the Incarnation indicated the establishment of the kingdom of heaven upon earth," there took place "a counter movement among the powers of darkness," of which "genuine demonic possession was one of the manifestations" (p. 249).
The teaching of Jesus even in this matter may be accounted for as either an accommodation to the views of those with whom he was dealing, or more probably as a proof of the limitation of knowledge which was a necessary condition of the Incarnation, for it cannot be contended that as revealer of God and redeemer of men it was imperative that he should either correct or confirm men's beliefs in this respect.
We are so accustomed to regard Hunyadi as the incarnation of Christian chivalry that we are apt to forget that he was a great captain and a great statesman as well as a great hero.
He distinguished himself by being the only member of the assembly who entered a protest against what he deemed the inadequate sentence passed on John Simson, professor of divinity at Glasgow, who was accused of heterodox teaching on the Incarnation.
The Net is a place of total anonymity, political anarchy in its purest incarnation.
It remains an interesting curio despite not having the appeal of Kites or even the later incarnation of Gentle Giant.
He was celebrated in the Middle Ages as a prophet because of the interpretation of the fourth eclogue as a prediction of the Incarnation.
That includes the erotic which is lifted up in Christ, taken into His incarnation, where it is purified.
Within this context, Joseph's human fatherhood was also " taken up " in the mystery of Christ's Incarnation.
At times she seemed inclined toward the position of docetism, a minority Gnostic position which denied the physical incarnation of Jesus altogether.
In celebrating the incarnation, we fix our gaze upon the mystery of the Trinity.
But sadly, it would become the final incarnation of the globe - and the shortest-lived BBC1 ident since color began.
At the same time, I denounced Mr livingstone as the living incarnation of evil.
Well, in a previous incarnation, some of us used to work in Shalford, near a pub called " The Parrot " .
A synopsis of The Ramayana is the story of the life of Lord Rama, an earthly incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu.
The Palm III is the latest incarnation of the Palm Pilot.
This heralds the very beginnings of the theory of the divine incarnation, or avatara, which we find elaborated upon in the Puranas.
This year's is the fifth incarnation, and the lead single is Je ne suis pas un heros.
These similar and familiar stories are also ascribed to Menu, the great patriarch of Hindustan and also to Vishnu in his ninth incarnation.
Yet that very sense of playing away, being on foreign turf, is deeply resonant of the incarnation.
The Christ principle of incarnation is at the core of all consideration of the richly variegated pattern of divine revelation.
According to Darmesteter, the Zarathustra of the Avesta is a mere myth, a divinity invested with human attributes, an incarnation of the storm-god, who with his divine word, the thunder, comes and smites the demons.
Finally, an unknown 5th-century writer (see Buresch, Klaros, 1889, pp. 87-126) says that the Oracles of Hystaspes dealt with the incarnation of the Saviour.
Born in the part of Italy formerly known as Greater Greece, it may be said of him without paradox that the development of his mind and character represented a modern incarnation of all that was subtle and profound in the Hellenic genius, linked with the best and wisest tradition of Roman civilization and of the Christianity that came to take its place.
About his paper, the incarnation of himself, the first thing to be said is that the man always meant what he said; no poverty, no misery or persecution, could keep him quiet; he was perpetually crying, "Nous sommes trahis."
Rabelais is the incarnation of the "esprit Gaulois," a jovial, careless soul, not destitute of common sense or even acute intellectual power, but first of all a good fellow, rather preferring a broad jest to a'fine-pointed one, and rollicking through life like a good-natured undergraduate.
Many have thought Melito's work, 7rfpli ivo'wpArov 6Ea, must have been a treatise on the Incarnation; but it is hard to think that Origen could blunder so.
For example, consumers line up for each new incarnation of iPods because they know Apple products and want the latest.
If you look at the different types of types of skiing, it's interesting to note that each style can be seen as a modern incarnation of one of the original forms.
Does this ancient incarnation still have something to offer?
Nintendo has kept the lid on any information, but rest assured the next incarnation of the world's most popular gaming system is hot on the development table.
The latest Tony Hawk incarnation is much more kid-friendly and puts a stronger focus on racing rather than tricks.
Like the past handful of Madden games, most of the "cheats" or "bonuses" in the current incarnation are found through the use of "Madden Cards."
The basic Mario Kart mold from the old days goes largely unchanged in this incarnation.
Fast forward to this seventh offering, and now gamers will be able to choose from every character from every incarnation of Mortal Kombat.
Like the first incarnation of the Underground series, the sequel also went out to grab "real" artists for some "real" music.
The Quake franchise is back in its fourth incarnation -- Quake 4 -- sending you back in, wielding some wicked guns to blast away those not-so-pretty strogg.
Will this Star Wars incarnation see the light of day?
Unlike the original Super Mario 64, the DS incarnation begins with you controlling Yoshi.
The current generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games are based on the later incarnation of the television show.
In early 2010, Microsoft announced Windows Mobile Phone 7 Series, the latest incarnation of their mobile operating system as of this writing.
Spiderman was also available in a black suit in this incarnation.
Although most people looking to dress as Gene Simmons for Halloween are interested in becoming a glam rocker for a night, his more modern reality-TV incarnation is another option.
Masquerades have gone in and out of fashion, but in their current incarnation, the tendency for costume is towards something period - either medieval, Renaissance, Georgian or Gothic Victorian.
As such, Pisces has gleaned much from his many lifetimes of moving through the zodiac wheel to get to his current incarnation.
Is it really possible to have lived before, and for the soul to still carry at least some of those burdens into your current incarnation?
In other words, people have all lived before this current incarnation and in those lives, just like in this one, they had distinct personalities.
The main reason for this is that the act of committing suicide reflects a failure of your soul to understand and learn the lessons of your current incarnation.
Past life regression therapy seeks to bring into consciousness hidden or repressed memories that have been carried forward from a previous lifetime or incarnation.
These explanations encompassed the soul's purpose in a specific lifetime and the lessons that the soul chose to learn during a particular incarnation.
While death is the opposite of life, it's believed to be yet another beginning where the soul leaves the body, having completed its purpose, and prepares to assume another incarnation through the physical birth process.
Season one includes appearances by previous Degrassi stars including Emma's parents who met in a previous incarnation of Degrassi (and gave birth to Emma on it).
Adams went on to recruit former Chicago Mayor, Benjamin Wright Raymond, as an investor and the first incarnation of Elgin was born under the name, National Watch Company.
In this incarnation, it's a belt with a battery pack you slap on around your waist while watching TV, reading or otherwise just sitting around.
While you might expect that this type of undergarment would be straightforward - a corset with shoulder straps that spans the torso to the hips - there can still be variations in the modern incarnation.
The French, always ahead of the game when it comes to designing lingerie, developed knickers from their previous longer incarnation during the 1920s, when hems shot up to the knee.
The original incarnation of Napster was one of the biggest players in the file-sharing game, but they were nearly destroyed by lawsuits brought against the owners by the RIAA.
This song has a foot placed squarely in the New Order-esque camp, but lucky you - if you follow the link above, you'll get to sample ten more Goldfrapp songs, so you can see which Goldfrapp incarnation is the one for you.
Downloads get back to normal with a bang, with this track from the least well known incarnation of Stephin Merritt, The Gothic Archies.
Napster legal music downloads are available for a fee, and the major record labels have embraced this new incarnation of the Napster brand name, making it one of their marketing hot spots.
Instead, the musicians that formed the final incarnation of this critically acclaimed band had to fight to be heard and to emerge out of the huge shadow cast by Nirvana.
Which Cure incarnation is your favorite?
Long before its current incarnation on CBS, Big Brother began as a hit reality series in the Netherlands.
The first incarnation of the show had the players fall onto padded mats.
Though Real World purists object to the new incarnation, the show remains a popular one in the strong MTV reality TV stable.
Unlike the media-intensive conventions today, dependent upon the ability to attract a few actors who appeared in some incarnation of Star Trek to draw the crowds, the original science fiction conventions celebrated the written word.
Stage actor Frank Langella, possessed of dramatic good looks, brought the Broadway stageplay Dracula to the screen, giving Dracula perhaps his sexiest incarnation ever.
That said, teen boys found nothing at all to object to in her more sexed-up incarnation.
Every fan possesses their own favorite list of characters from the five separate series as well as the latest incarnation, which debuted on the big screen in 2009.
In a more recent incarnation, Ares served as her enemy in the 2009 Wonder Woman animated film.
A later incarnation of Cheetah (the niece of the original) was an eco-terrorist, driven by brainwashing to war with the Amazon.
Fans of Happy Heart, a rich incarnation of the original fragrance that contains notes of mandarin, water hyacinth and blond woods, will adore this smoothing cream.
Drawing on the creative and funny team at JibJab, the first incarnation of the web app allowed you to upload your face onto an "elf" body.
Working in the print industry gave Mr. Arnell a strong background in advertising, and when the web came around, he founded the first incarnation of what would become El Dorado SEO, a company called Carnell Web Development.
Evidence of the intense interest taken by American visitors in Stratford is seen in the memorial fountain and clock-tower presented in 1887, and in a window in the church illustrating scenes from the Incarnation and containing figures from English and American history.
Schmidt gave himself out as the incarnation of Enoch, and prophesied the approaching fall of the Church of Rome, the overthrow of the ancient sacraments, and the triumph of flagellation as the only road to salvation.
The Incarnation was no isolated historical occurrence, but it is repeated over and over again in the faithful, each one of whom is in a certain sense God, by virtue of the indwelling Spirit.
With respect to other doctrines also, such as those of the Holy Spirit and the incarnation of Christ, &c., Origen prepared the way for the later dogmas.
Forty-two years before his day, under King Pontius Pilate, there had appeared the true prophet Yahya or John son of Zechariah, an incarnation of Hibil, of whose birth and childhood fantastic stories are told.
He considered the incarnation of Christ as the necessary manifestation to man of an eternal sonship in the divine nature, apart from which those filial qualities which God demands from man could have no sanction; by faith as used in Scripture he understood to be meant a certain moral or spiritual activity or energy which virtually implied salvation, because it implied the existence of a principle of spiritual life possessed of an immortal power.
The object of his incarnation and death was to free man from his sins, to lead him into the path of wisdom, and thus in the end elevate him to the position of a god.
He endeavoured to give a philosophical demonstration not only of the existence of God but also of the Trinity and the Incarnation, which were placed by the later Scholastics among the " mysteries."
The immanence of God in all things and His incarnation as the Holy Spirit in themselves appear to have been the chief doctrines of the Amalricans.
Belief in the fact of the Incarnation of the eternal Word, as it is stated in the words of Ignatius quoted above, or in any of the later creeds, stands or falls with belief in the Holy Ghost as the guide alike of their convictions and destinies, no mere impersonal influence, but a living voice.
The Dharm raja succeeds as an incarnation of the deity.
On the death of a Dharm raja a year or two elapses, and the new incarnation then reappears in the shape of a child who generally happens to be born in the family of a principal officer.
The games in which Coroebus was victor, and which form the principal epoch of Greek history, were celebrated about the time of the summer solstice 776 years before the common era of the Incarnation, in the 3938th year of the Julian period, and twentythree years, according to the account of Varro, before the foundation of Rome.
Thus, when it is said that the first y ear of the Incarnation corresponds to the first of the 195th Olympiad, we are to understand that it is only with respect to the last six months of that year that the correspondence takes place.
The Incarnation falls in the year 5509, and corresponds, as in our era, with the fourth year of the 194th Olympiad.
In reckoning from the Incarnation, however, there is a difference of seven years, that epoch being placed, in the reformed era of Alexandria, seven years later than in the mundane era of Antioch or in the Christian era.
Among his publications, besides many sermons, were A Brief Review of the Episcopal Church in Virginia (1845); Wilberforce, Cranmer, Jewett and the Prayer Book on the Incarnation (1850); Reasons for Loving the Episcopal Church (1852); and Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia (1857); a storehouse of material on the ecclesiastical history of the state.
The secret of the enthusiasm of the masses for the analogous expression Theotokos is to be sought not so much in the Nicene doctrine of the incarnation as in the recent growth in the popular mind of notions as to the dignity of the Virgin Mary, which were entirely unheard of (except in heretical circles) for nearly three centuries of the Christian era.
His aim, he tells us, had been to maintain the distinct continuance of the two natures of Christ when united through the Incarnation into one Person.
The effect of the mystical conception was to identify Christ with God in order that by his incarnation the divine nature might be brought into union with humanity and the latter be transformed.
He feared also whether we can explain the mystery of the Incarnation, and other things, unless real bonds or unions are added to monads and phenomena.
From such a standpoint the baptism of Jesus was the moment of the divine incarnation.
The monotheistic influence of Aristotle and his Arabian commentators shows itself in Albert and Aquinas, at the outset, in the definitive fashion in which the " mysteries " y sof the Trinity and the Incarnation are henceforth detached from the sphere of rational or philosophical theology.
Another purpose of Jehovah's incarnation was the manifestation of His divine love more fully than ever before.
On the other hand the creed is a valuable statement of Catholic faith on the Trinity and the Incarnation, and its use for students and teachers at least is by no means obsolete.
It deals with the Bible as the final appeal in controversy, the doctrines of God, man, sin, the Incarnation, the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, " both the Son of man and the Son of God," the work of the Holy Spirit, justification by faith, the perpetual obligation of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, final judgment, the law of Christian fellowship. The same principles have been lucidly stated in the Evangelical Free Church catechism.
In their correspondence and transactions with Europeans, they generally follow the era of the Incarnation, and adopt the Julian year.
They remained severely orthodox in the doctrines of the Fathers - the Trinity, the Incarnation, the plenary inspiration of the Bible - and they condemned those who rejected their teachings to a hell whose fires they were not tempted to extenuate.
The idea of an Incarnation of God is absurd; why should the human race think itself so superior to bees, ants and elephants as to be put in this unique relation to its maker?
Yet Christian orthodoxy, which itself has, all but uniformly, understood this passage of the spiritual radiation throughout the world of the Word before His incarnation, has been aided towards such breadth as to the past by the Johannine outlook into the future.
The recognition of Christ as the incarnation of the Logos was practically universal before the close of the 3rd century, but his deity was still widely denied, and the Arian controversy which distracted the Church of the 4th century concerned the latter question.
The doctrines of the incarnation, the resurrection of the flesh and the creation of the world in time marked the boundary line between the church's dogmatic and Neoplatonism; in every other respect, theologians and Neoplatonists drew so closely together that many of them are completely at one.
In Egypt the king was regarded as the incarnation of the deity, his son and earthly likeness.
According to the Alexandrian computation, this was the year 5787 of the world, and 287 of the Incarnation; but on this occasion ten years were omitted, and that year was thenceforth called the year 5777 of the world, and 277 of the Incarnation.
Panodorus struck off ten years from the account of Julius Africanus with regard to the years of the world, and he placed the Incarnation three years later, referring it to the fourth year of the 194th Olympiad, as in the common era.
In this case too a combination was effected, the idea of Christ as the incarnation of the Logos or Son of God being retained and yet his deity being preserved by the assertion of the deity of the Logos.
This was the long task essayed by Scholasticism; and, though the great Schoolmen of the 13th century refrained from attempting to rationalize such doctrines as the Trinity and the Incarnation, they were far from considering Theory of them as essentially opposed to reason.
His exploits, as the ally of Rama (incarnation of Vishnu) in the latter's recovery of his wife Sita from the clutches of the demon Ravana, include the bridging of the straits between India and Ceylon with huge boulders carried away from the Himalayas.
In 1772 appeared anonymously his Doctrines of a Trinity and the Incarnation of God, examined upon the Principles of Reason and Common Sense.
The first two are nothing more than the absence of all visible form and organization; the third degree is the abode of darkness; whilst the remaining seven are " the seven infernal halls," occupied by the demons, who are the incarnation of all human vices.
Mopsus appears to be the incarnation of Apollo of Claros.
Gifford, The Incarnation (reprinted from the Expositor, 1896).
Just as the Mosaic dispensation came to an end with the appearance of Christ, so the sacraments of the new dispensation have lost their meaning and efficacy since the incarnation of God as Holy Spirit in the Amalricans.
And though he did not believe in the Incarnation, yet he held deity to be in a sense manifest in humanity; its saints and heroes became, in spite of innumerable frailties, after a sort divine; man underwent an apotheosis, and all life was touched with the dignity and the grace which it owed to its source.
But in reducing Alexandrian dates to the common era it must be observed that Julius Africanus placed the epoch of the Incarnation three years earlier than it is placed in the usual reckoning, so that the initial day of the Christian era fell in the year 5503 of the Alexandrian era.
According to Daub (Judas Ischariot, oder Betrachtungen Tiber das Bose im Verhaltniss zum Guten, 1816, 1818) Judas was "an incarnation of the devil," to whom "mercy and blessedness are alike impossible."
It must be remembered that Nestorius was as orthodox at all events as Athanasius on the subject of the incarnation, and sincerely, even fanatically, held every article of the Nicene creed.