Monday, December 01, 2008


I just finished Theosis the other day and will be extracting bits and pieces of it over the next week or so. Theosis (Greek θέωσις) is truly an amazing idea. This book looks at its history throughout the ages, beginning with the apostolic fathers and right up into the early 20th century. The first few quotes are from the introduction.

“All of this [θέωσις] depends upon, and revolves around, Christianity's central and unique idea: the incarnation—in Christ, God lived a human life. The incarnation is the definitive and unique doctrine of Christianity. Further, without the incarnation, there would be no theosis. Christians are meant not only to learn from the life of the divine Son, but to reproduce the pattern of spiritual progress that he revealed, even to the point of taking on the character of God!”—Theosis, page 4

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