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DOCTRINE OF DEIFICATION IN THE GREEK PATRISTIC TRADITION, THE

Author: NORMAN RUSSELL #: 8077
An erudite and in depth analysis of the concept of deification. It examines not only the contribution of patristic writers to the development of the doctrine but also its antecedents in Graeco- Roman and Jewish cultures. The pivotal role of St. Maximus the Confessor in elaborating and popularising deification as God`s gift of Himself to us is clearly set out. The study comes completely up to date with a discussion of how the Byzantine understanding of deification impacts upon the contemporary debate around the nature of the human person.
ISBN: 9780199265213  Binding: Hardback 418 pages
Price: € 145.66 £ 115.00 $ 184.32