“Last I checked the Church was called the Body of Christ. I suspect that might have something to do with the Incarnation.”
I think Perry is definitely on to something here. Last I checked, the Church was called the Vine. I suspect that might have something to do with a botanical Incarnation.
And last I checked, the Church was also called the flock. I suspect that might have something to do with an ungulate Incarnation.
I do hope that Perry will reproduce Cyrillian models of botanical Christology as well as ungulate Christology. I’m sure the details of a botanical or ungulate version of the hypostatic union, not to mention its resultant bond with the human race (i.e. a botanical-human hybrid or human-ungulate hybrid) should prove fascinating. And that’s even before we explore all the other ecclesial metaphors in Scripture.