Friday, April 12, 2013

A to Z Challenge 2013: K - Kenosis

Kenosis

ke·no·sis n. Christianity The relinquishment of the form of God by Jesus in becoming man and suffering death.

Synonyms: none

Etymology: from Greek kenosis "an emptying," from kenoein "to empty," from PIE *ken- "empty." From Phil. ii:7. Related: Kenotic.

19 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's a good word to know!

farawayeyes said...

Had not heard this one before. I'll tuck it away for further use.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I've never heard that one. That's an awesome word though. I want to use it in my writing now.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

New word to me! Thanks.

writebackwards said...

so, basically, when Jesus took on human form he went through kenosis? Is there a word for when he took the form of God again, after Ascension?

I think that's how I understand this word.

Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
WriteBackwards

Ornery's Wife said...

It was such a self-less thing to do, and to such benefit to mankind. I for one am grateful for kenosis!
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Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

At first I thought it was going to be related to the Atkins diet. Ketosis or something like that when you deny your body carbs. But a good "Jesus" post is in line with most blogging people.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Kenosis is a word a christian like me is glad to learn.

Melanie Schulz said...

Never heard that word before, but mighty glad it's there.

Jean said...

Never heard this word and I like it a lot!

Rick Daley said...

I thought it was that old Jedi from Star Wars.

Cath Cath said...

I feel like this should be an SAT bonus word.

Cath from Dramatics and Words

SC Author said...

Nice! Never knew there was a word for it.

Julia Chiang said...

I didn't even know that there was a word for this. Thanks!

Cold As Heaven said...

Synonyms; none. I like that kind of words. The sign of precision >:)

Cold As Heaven

DL Hammons said...

I got nothing. :)

Allison said...

That is cool--never knew that!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Kristen Dyrr said...

Wow, I can't believe I'd never heard that word before. Thanks!

#atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

Tina said...

The most famous passage regarding this concept is in Philippians. I teach a Bible study at my church, and our Sunday School is studying Philippians right now. Great choice!
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
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