“Jesus is the one in whom God’s relationship with us attains perfection. In Jesus, unity with God takes a perfect form; here humanity has become God’s own. This is the fundamental meaning of incarnation, of God’s becoming human. In keeping with the general idea that unity with God is the means of gift-giving to what is other than God,… the effect of this perfect relationship with God is perfect humanity, humanity to which God’s gifts are communicated in their highest form….
United with Christ, we are thereby emboldened as ministers of God’s beneficence to the world, aligning ourselves with, entering into communion with, those in need as God in Christ was for us in our need and as Christ was a man for others, especially those in need.”
Kathryn Tanner’s Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity
Carole Baker’s Theotokos