In The Self-Donation of God, Jack Kilcrease argues that the speech-act of promise is always an act of self-donation. A person who unilaterally promises to another is bound to take a particular series of actions to fulfill that promise. Being that creation is grounded in God's promising speech, the divine-human relationship is fundamentally one of divine self-donation and human receptivity. Sin disrupts this relationship and therefore redemption is constituted by a reassertion of divine promise of salvation in the face of the condemnation of the law (Gen 3:15). As a new and effective word of grace, the promise of a savior begins the process of redemption within which God speaks forth a new narrative of creation. In this new narrative, God gives himself in an even deeper manner to humanity. By donating himself through a promise, first to the protological humanity and then to Israel, he binds himself to them. At the end of this history of self-binding, God in Christ enters into the condemnation of the law, neutralizes it in the cross, and brings about a new creation through his omnipotent word of promise actualized in the resurrection.3 Read in light ofthe rest ofthe gospel, this definitely points to the divinity and preexistence of Jesus. ... of an inter-Trinitarian conversation before Jesusa#39;s earthly advent.4 It should be noted that read against the background of Second Temple Jewish expectations of YHWHa#39;s return to Zion, Marka#39;s use ofthe verse, aa voice of one calling in the desert, a#39;Prepare the way ofthe Lord, make straight paths for him, a#39;aanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Self-Donation of God|
|Author||:||Jack D. Kilcrease|
|Publisher||:||Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2013-03-20|