Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Jesus’ ‘Spiritual Death’ And Its Necessity

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter considers the overall claims of Jesus died spiritually (JDS) teachers that Christ died spiritually and that he had to do so for humanitys salvation. It focuses on whether the scriptures directly teach that JDS. As McConnell and his followers, believe that Essek William Kenyon gained his spiritualisation of Christs death from New Thought and Christian Science. The chapter discusses whether the idea of a spiritual death of Christ can be found in those sources, or in Higher Life and Faith Cure. It broadens the search for statements that JDS to a range of theological contexts, as a first step. JDS teachers believe that in effect the Bible states that Jesus had to die spiritually, as well as physically, in order to save humanity from spiritual death, because humanity, its problems and their solutions are all essentially spiritual in nature. The chapter considers the anthropological foundation of this claim.

Keywords: anthropological foundation; Bible; Essek William Kenyon; humanitys salvation; Jesus died spiritually (JDS) teachers; Jesus Spiritual death; theological contexts



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The 'Spiritual Death' of Jesus — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation