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    Translation and Incarnation

    Incarnation was a big issue for the early Christian Fathers because nothing less than the identity of Jesus was at stake. Because they drank Greek metaphysics of substance with their milk bottle, they tried to explain Jesus in the language of metaphysics. Another way to approach incarnation might be translation, a linguistic approach. Not that translation will fully explain incarnation, but it can be another layer offering a deeper understanding of incarnation, perhaps even more practical. We have enough reason to pursue this analogy: In the beginning was the “Word” and the “Word” became flesh/translated…Incarnation=translation of God’s Word into Human Word.. What does it mean when a work is a faithful translation? Does…