Thursday, August 27, 2009

Christology and Michael Jackson's Dangerous


"...in Philippians 2 lies in the way in which God in Jesus Christ dwells in the depths, not only with but as the lowest of the low. God's characteristic exaltation of the lowest becomes a pattern in which he participates himself... God's gracious love, central to the identity of the God of Israel, not takes the radically new form of a human life in which the divine self-giving happens... [We] can say that in Christ God both demonstrates his deity to the world as the same unique God his people Israel had always known, and also in doing so, identifies himself afresh."
(Richard Bauckham, God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament, p.74-76. Italic original).

I find some lines in Michael Jackson's song Dangerous contain such incarnational expression though the object of the incarnation is different. I guess we can still appreciate such prose:

"The way she came into the place, I knew right then and there, there was something different about this girl. The way she moved, her hair, her face, her lines; divinity in motion..."

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