Original Research - Special Collection: SASRF Creation - Consciousness and Christology

Re-visiting the notion of Deep Incarnation in light of 1 Corinthians 15:28 and emergence theory

Wessel Bentley
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 72, No 4 | a3425 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i4.3425 | © 2016 Wessel Bentley | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 April 2016 | Published: 31 August 2016

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Wessel Bentley, Research Institute for Theology and Religion, University of South Africa, South Africa


Niels Hendrik Gregersen’s ‘Deep Incarnation’ is opening up possibilities for engagementbetween science and theology. Recent discoveries, like that of Homo naledi, raise questions abouthow inclusive a Christian doctrine of Incarnation is. Is Jesus only God incarnate for Homo sapiensapiens, or is the incarnation inclusive of preceding hominid species as well? Does the incarnationstretch beyond the hominid line? This chapter engages Gregersen’s understanding of DeepIncarnation in light of 1 Corinthians 15:28 and emergence theory. It proposes that there is a directcorrelation between worldview and how we believe in the inclusive nature of divine incarnation.


Deep Incarnation; Incarnation; Niels Hendrik Gregersen; Homo naledi; Prof. Lee Berger


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