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The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

Translated by: Dragoș Dâscă
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Dr. Norman Russel's seminal work on the doctrine of deification is a must-read for anyone researching or interested in the topic. Deification in the Greek patristic tradition was the fulfillment of the destiny for which humanity was created - not merely salvation from sin but entry into the fullness of the divine life of the Trinity. This book, the first on the subject for over sixty 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. 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. His method strikes as scholarly, but accessible at the...

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Dr. Norman Russel's seminal work on the doctrine of deification is a must-read for anyone researching or interested in the topic. Deification in the Greek patristic tradition was the fulfillment of the destiny for which humanity was created - not merely salvation from sin but entry into the fullness of the divine life of the Trinity. This book, the first on the subject for over sixty 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. 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. His method strikes as scholarly, but accessible at the same time.

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Învăţătura despre îndumnezeire în tradiţia patristică greacă - Norman Russell

Publishing date: 
2015
Pages: 
620
ISBN: 
978-606-666-372-4
Cover type: 
cartonată
Format: 
14,5 x 23 cm
Color: 
monocrom

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