THE DEIFICATION OF MAN: SAINT GREGORY PALAMAS AND THE ORTHODOX TRADITION BY GEORGIOS I. MANTZARIDIS
Focusing on the "new man" in Christ, this excellent study sets forth the theological and anthropological basis for the doctrine of deification as expounded by St. Gregory Palamas (1296-1359), the greatest theologian of the later Byzantine period. Professor Mantzaridis states:
He explains that for Palamas and the Fathers,
By exploring the sacramental, ecclesiological and moral implications of deification in Palamas` works, Mantzaridis relates this essential theological concept in a concrete way to the life of each person in the Church.