This refers back to the notion of theosis
With regard to the latter impasse, textbooks argue that for Lutherans the concept of theosis
is almost blasphemous: first, it comes close to a "theology of glory," second, it entertains the problematic view of human-divine synergy, and third, it champions the idea of the freedom of will.
Nor does Bria think that the social and political implications of theosis
have been worked out.
76) In the Orthodox theological imagination, this is part and parcel of the process of theosis
, that growth in the likeness of God, which is "not an instantaneous event but a life-long endeavour.
In this collection Kharlamov, already known for his writings on theosis
, has assembled a range of important contributions.
Finally, much will be said about spiritual transformation, taking on the character traits of God by emulating them in one's actions in the greater community, theosis
, and even the mystical goal of renouncing the self in order to reach union with God.
Yet the Finnish school of Luther research, beautifully drawn in Veli-Matti Karkkainen's essay, finds this motif of theosis
played out in Luther, and not simply in obscure or incidental references but at the very heart of his vision.
One could have hoped for a more thorough examination of some of the unique theological contributions of Cusa that are recently receiving attention, such as his doctrine of theosis
Johnson also argues for the divine element in Smerdyakov, claiming that Dostoevsky invests him with a profound intuitive spiritual understanding, particularly of the idea of theosis
It means that theosis
, "which is how Byzantine theology understands salvation" (26), is left dangling as if it were not a soteriological scheme of other Christians.
Orthodox Thinking on Theosis
and Elizabeth Theokritoff's Living in God's Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology.
a) Congruente con su vision cristologica y con su modo de concebir la eucaristia, Cirilo y la escuela alejandrina explican la theosis
del hombre en funcion del misterio de la encarnacion.