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Theosis as Constituent of the Doctrine of God

A. N. Williams

in The Ground of Union

Published in print September 1999 | ISBN: 9780195124361
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853502 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124361.003.0005
Theosis as Constituent of the Doctrine of God

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This chapter gathers the variegated strands of Palamas' doctrine of deification and groups them into two main themes. Identifying the principal themes of the Palamite doctrine of theosis will provide a understanding of how the doctrine functions in relation to Palamas' theology as a whole, and grasping this relationship is crucial to understanding the doctrine of theosis itself. Furthermore, exploring the relationship between the twin themes and the essence-energies distinction will assist in clarifying the function of the distinction in his work.

Keywords: deification; Gregory Palamas; theosis; essence-energies distinction

Chapter.  17291 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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