"If Dasein is evil in relation to divine essence, nevertheless God made himself flesh. Divine essence humiliated itself to Dasein which is alien to it, but in the sacrifice and the death of the mediator, it suppressed that alien Dasein and raised it to itself. At that point, and only then, God revealed himself as spirit. That is why his death is not the pure and simple return to the original essence, to the abstract God or to substance which was all that natural religion knew."
Hyppolite, Genesis and Structure of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, p. 567 (via spiritandteeth)