The Incarnation as The Control Belief For a Christian, we accept that our beliefs as taught by scripture should inform and serve as a control for our philosophy. Being that the Incarnation is central to Christianity should this not be the main 'control belief' for our philosophical views? So, when we consider philosophical ideas such as a Maximal Being, maximal properties, etc., what is the framework around which we supplement our understanding with philosophy? (Please don't claim that your opinions are not attributable to any kind of philosophy(ies).) It seems to me that, being that the Incarnation is central to Christianity, it is THE INCARNATION which should be the main 'control belief' for our philosophical views as well as understanding other scripture. it is the Incarnation that should build the framework around which we supplement our understanding with philosophy. If our philosophy or interpretation of scripture violates the teaching of the Incarnation then it is the Incarnation that should be held onto and our seemingly contradictory philosophy and interpretation should be modified or abandoned accordingly. Would you disagree or offer modifications to this thought?