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

  • Martien E Brinkman Stellenbosch University
Keywords: Christology, hidden Christ, immanence, revelation, symbol, transcendence


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?
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