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THE DEIFICATION OF MAN: SAINT GREGORY PALAMAS AND THE ORTHODOX TRADITION BY GEORGIOS I. MANTZARIDIS

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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: Man`s true life springs from his participation in the life of God and his communion with Him. As the spirit of man infuses life into the body through its life-giving virtue, so the Spirit of God endows man with godlike existence through His grace and glory.”

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.

 

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