“Taking the Form of a Servant” – Kenosis and Divine Self-Giving in Thomas Aquinas and Martin Luther

Christoph Schwöbel

University of Saint Andrews

This lecture is part of the conference The Trinity and the Kenosis of Christ, which took place at the Angelicum on 21-22 February 2020.

Christoph Schwöbel was professor of systematic theology and director of the Institute of Hermeneutics and Cultural Dialogue at the University of Tübingen; he assumed the 1643 Chair in Divinity at the University of St. Andrews in September 2018. Schwöbel previously taught at the Universities of Marburg, Kiel, and Heidelberg, as well as King’s College at the University of London. Schwöbel is a past president of Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie, the association of theologians teaching in universities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He has many publications in both English and German, including Gott im Gespräch. Theologische Studien zur Gegenwartsdeutung (2011), Die Religion des Zauberers. Theologisches in den großen Romanen Thomas Manns (2008), Christlicher Glaube im Pluralismus. Studien zu einer Theologie der Kultur (2003), Gott in Beziehung (2002), and God: Action and Revelation (1992).