The cinematic hidden Christ – His invisible divinity and his visible humanity

Martien E Brinkman

Abstract


If we want to reflect upon the impact of the many ‘hidden Christ’-images in modern films at a theologically responsible way, we need to incorporate that reflection into our doctrine of revelation. That will imply that we have to re-open the classical Gospel-Culture discussion. Especially in the United States we can recognize a lot of original approaches to this issue in Reformed circles (Wolterstorff, Dyrness, Begbie, Seidell, etc.). The main question to be put in this article will be: How can we develop criteria to assess the depiction of the divine in these films?

Keywords


Christology; hidden Christ; immanence; revelation; symbol; transcendence

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17570/stj.2017.v3n2.a13

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