the doctrine that Christ relinquished His divine attributes so as to experience human suffering.
- ke·not·ic [ki-not-ik], /kɪˈnɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kenosis
Christianity Christ's voluntary renunciation of certain divine attributes, in order to identify himself with mankind (Philippians 2:6–7)
- kenotic (kɪˈnɒtɪk), adjective, noun
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