DOCTRINE DEIFICATION GREEK PATRISTIC TRADITION PDF

The media attention given to the publication of The Gospel of Judas by the National Geographic Society as well as the continuing success of The Da Vinci Code. The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition, Oxford Early Christian Studies– By Norman Russell. Patrick Riches. University of. “God became man in order that man might become God” is one of the dominant themes in the Greek Fathers from St. Irenaeus forward, the.

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Deification in the Greek patristic tradition was the fulfilment of the destiny for which humanity was traditiob — not merely salvation from sin but entry into the fullness of the divine life of the Trinity.

This book traces the history of deification, from its birth as a second-century metaphor with biblical roots to its maturity as a doctrine central to the spiritual life of the Byzantine Church. Drawing attention to the richness and diversity of the patristic approaches from Irenaeus to Maximus the Confessor, the book offers a full discussion of the background and context of the doctrine, at t Drawing attention to the richness and diversity of the patristic approaches from Irenaeus to Maximus the Confessor, the book offers a full discussion of the background and context of the doctrine, at the same time highlighting its distinctively Christian character.

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The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition Norman Russell Abstract Deification in the Greek patristic tradition was the fulfilment of the destiny for which humanity was created — not merely salvation from sin but entry into the deificatiom of the divine life of the Trinity.

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