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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