The Incarnation

Finding Our True Self Through Christ

Tom Ravetz

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Quick Look

  • Examines the theology of the Incarnation and traces its history
  • Discusses Rudolf Steiner's ideas on the Incarnation
  • Explores how it can make a difference to us now

Discusses one of the central mysteries of Christianity, 'God become human' and relates it to our lives today

234 x 156 mm
Floris Books
Religion & Spirituality
128 pages
Publication date:
24 Apr 2014


The Incarnation, God becoming human in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, is a central mystery of Christianity. This inspiring book examines the theology of the Incarnation, and traces the history of human thinking about it.

Tom Ravetz goes on to discuss Rudolf Steiner's unique insights into the Incarnation and shows how the process of incarnation is reflected in each one of us, summed up in the well-known phrase from Galations "Not I, but Christ in me".

This readable book explores the difference that the Incarnation can make in our own lives today.


'[A] profound and reflective book.'
-- Cygnus Review

'Exploring the route the early theologians took in their struggle to comprehend the Christian mystery, incorporating Rudolf Steiner's bright illumination of its obscurity… gives this book a cutting edge in spiritual exploration.'
-- Cygnus Review

'What is offered is a rich, dense tapestry of spiritual thought and wisdom... This book is a powerful distillation of 2000 years of theological thought combined with the insights of Rudolf Steiner. It is a rich resource for anyone whose destiny leads them to ask deep questions about the Christian Mythos.'
-- Perspectives

'There is so much in The Incarnation that could be explored in discussion and working groups that, in other circles, a follow up (The Incarnation-a Study Guide/DVD) could surely follow! As it is, I would like to think that anyone with an interest of matters of the spirit , irrespective of their groupings and allegiances, could engage with the message of the book, and find new ways of understanding and joy in the human condition.'
-- Camphill Correspondence


Revd Tom Ravetz was born in Leeds in 1964. He completed the training for the priesthood of The Christian Community in Stuttgart, and studied theology at the University of Aberdeen. He is Lenker of The Christian Community in Great Britain and Ireland. He has written and spoken on a wide variety of theological and spiritual topics and is the author of Free From Dogma (Floris Books, 2009).

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