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Corporeality and the Christian

Adam G. Cooper

in The Body in St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199275700
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602399 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019927570X.003.0006

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 						Corporeality and the Christian

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Deification manifests itself in the Christian life under the veil of suffering, mortification of the flesh, and death. The restoration of the divine image in baptism leads via the life of ascesis, in which Christ is incarnate in the virtues, towards a supernatural mode of existence, culminating in the gracious attainment of the divine likeness and the cessation of natural human activity.

Keywords: death; suffering; virtue; baptism; asceticism; image; likeness; faith; love

Chapter.  18853 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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