DOCTRINE DEIFICATION GREEK PATRISTIC TRADITION PDF

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The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

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In the 7 th century, Maximus the Confessor redefined the meaning and classified it as a theological topic in its own right. Refresh and try again.

The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition by Norman Russell

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Drawing attention to the richness and diversity of the patristic approaches from Irenaeus to Maximus the Confessor, Norman Russell offers a full discussion of the background and context of the doctrine, at the same time highlighting its distinctively Christian character. The ethical approach “takes deification to be tradution attainment of likeness to God through ascetic and philosophical endeavour,” while the realistic approach “assumes that human beings are in some sense transformed by deification” 1—2.

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I still wanted a bit more of an argument, but that’s just my own style of scholarship talking really. 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.

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This book, the first on the subject for over hradition years, 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.

Return to Book Page. In the Hellenistic period there were two kinds of royal cults, that of the living ruler and that of the dynasty. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: The ramifications of the split in thinking between the Greek-speaking east and the Latin-speaking west is quickly illustrated by examining that branch of Christian theology known as soteriology, which concerns itself with those doctrines having to do with the salvation of the human person.

The nominal use is simply the ascription of the title “god” to human beings as a term of honor. Open Preview See a Problem? Zach Hedges rated it it was amazing Apr 19, deificatio If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.