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Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

‘becoming God’, the normal term for the transforming effect of grace in Greek patristic and E. Orthodox theology. 2 Pet. 1: 4 (‘that you might become partakers of the Divine nature’)...

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deification

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

‘becoming God’, the normal term for the transforming effect of grace in Greek patristic and E. Orthodox theology. 2 Pet. 1: 4 (‘that you might become partakers of the Divine nature’)...

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The Mode of Deification

Jean-Claude Larchet.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor

March 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity. 9509 words.

Maximus the Confessor has been introduced by a famous connoisseur of his works as the ‘Doctor of deification’. Deification, which is a central theme in the spirituality of the Christian...

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Images of Deification

A. N. Williams.

in The Ground of Union

September 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 15357 words.

This chapter begins the examination of Palamas with the same means used for Aquinas: by seeking direct references to deification and using the themes found in these passages as a guide...

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From Reification to Deification

Tony Whyton.

in Beyond A Love Supreme

July 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 10714 words.

This chapter examines the symbolic importance of A Love Supreme within the canon of seminal jazz recordings. It discusses the reification of jazz and the ritualistic value instilled in A...

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Friendship and Deification

Samuel Kimbriel.

in Friendship as Sacred Knowing

June 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 9632 words.

This chapter seeks finishes the dialectic begun in the previous chapter by attending to Aquinas’s understanding of the fitting way to respond to the paradox of enquiry. Although resolution...

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deification

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 164 words.

‘becoming God’, the normal term for the transforming effect of grace in Greek patristic and E. Orthodox theology. 2

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deification

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 164 words.

‘becoming God’, the normal term for the transforming effect of *grace in Greek patristic and E. *Orthodox theology

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deification

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 168 words.

Elevation of an exceptional individual to the status of a god. Although it became a Roman practice, it may have

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Deification

Edited by ALEXANDER P. KAZHDAN.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 3 words.

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deification

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 499 words.

‘becoming God’, the normal term for the transforming effect of *grace in Greek patristic and E. *Orthodox theology.

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Deification

Edited by Donald B. Redford.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

January 2001; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Egyptology. 3 words.

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Deification—Gods or Men?

Ivana Petrovic.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion

October 2015; p ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Religion in the Ancient World. 7464 words.

This chapter discusses the ruler cult in the Hellenistic period, as well as earlier instances of deification and heroization, and traces theological views on deification from the Classical...

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Sabina’s Death and Deification

T. Corey Brennan.

in Sabina Augusta

May 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Religion in the Ancient World. 8758 words.

The chapter places Sabina’s death firmly in late 137. It first studies a relief depicting Hadrian’s consecration ceremony for her on Rome’s Campus Martius. No literary source mentions her...

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Deification in the Graeco-Roman World

Norman Russell.

in The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

September 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 19376 words.

This chapter discusses deification in the Graeco–Roman world, examining the origins of deification, the ruler-cult, Jewish and Christian attitudes to the ruler-cult, the democratisation of...

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Robins, John (fl. 1641–1652), subject of deification

Ariel Hessayon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism. 2138 words.

Robins, John (fl. 1641–1652), subject of deification, may have come from Wells, Somerset. The Baptist preacher Thomas Collier coupled his name with that of Joshua Garment (fl. 1631–1660)...

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Deification and Theomachy in Seneca's <i>Hercules Furens</i>

Pramit Chaudhuri.

in The War with God

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 19686 words.

The twinning of the themes of deification and theomachy is fundamental to Seneca’s tragedy Hercules Furens: Juno almost stakes her divinity on stopping Hercules from becoming a god,...

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Greek Deification

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

In antiquity, legendary heroes were honored at local shrines marking their places of burial (“hero cults”), such as Protesilaus at Elaeus. The pious worshiped and consulted these chthonic...

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Roman Deification

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Discussing the nature of the gods, Cicero (De natura deorum 2.62, 3.39–41) reports that exceptional benefactors of the human race such as Hercules, Castor and Pollux, Aesculapius, and Liber...

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Deification, Greek

Austin Busch.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 384 words.

In antiquity, legendary heroes were honored at local shrines marking their places of burial (“hero cults”), such as Protesilaus at

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Deification, Roman

Elaine Fantham.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 646 words.

Discussing the nature of the gods, Cicero (De natura deorum 2.62, 3.39–41) reports that exceptional benefactors of the human

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