Stephen Backhouse at Host 2015
- Tags: Bible | Christianity | Jesus | Kenosis | Political Imagination | Politics | Power | Powers | Prayer
What was the posture of the early Christian movement towards the political power space? How did the people who knew Jesus and who knew the people who knew Jesus think he affected their posture towards power?
In this talk from Host 2015 Dr Stephen Backhouse asks us to consider the 'kenotic hymn' of Philippians 2, a key document of the early church positively vibrating with political and public associations which would have been forefront in the minds of the original audience but which tend to be missed by Christians today.