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Especially in several later writings, Marpeck portrayed this lowliness as the result of a radical kenosis: a drastic descent from heavenly heights to hellish depths.
In his letter "Concerning the Lowliness of Christ" (1547), Marpeck continued to describe how and why it is that coercion has no place in the true kingdom of God.
There is salvation in the world because "Christ is hidden everywhere in the mystery of his lowliness.
In LThK, Rahner asserts five fundamental principles for a theology of the mysteries of Christ's life: (1) all events of Jesus' life are mysteries; (2) his entire life is directed to and united in his death and Resurrection; (3) Jesus accepted his life with its lowliness, worldliness, and finitude as given by the Father; (4) the clearest expression of the dimension of mystery is found in the paschal mystery; (5) precisely in the concrete and contingent events of his life Jesus reveals himself as the pattern of our human existence.
Instead, she said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid; for, behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
To question the lowliness of God becoming human is to misunderstand what was required for the redemption of human beings.
Need God have embraced such lowliness, this dalitness, .
If the condition of human nature is lowliness and the condition of divine nature is majesty, then, for Leo, Jesus can be both lowly and majestic at the same time; his lowliness does not diminish his majesty and his majesty does not exalt his lowliness.
The Magnificat, after all, draws a picture of Mary identifying herself with the lowly of the earth, contrasting that lowliness with the rich who will be judged by the poor ones--the biblical anawim--who will inherit the kingdom:
The opening verses contain references to choices made by Christ which fundamentally altered the pattern of his existence, culminating in the supreme lowliness of the cross.
My friends are gone, but that's a truth Nor grave nor bed denied, Learned in bodily lowliness And in the heart's pride.