Deification and Sonship According to St Athanasius of Alexandria: Part III 

Deification and Sonship According to St Athanasius of Alexandria: Part III 

This is the third and final part of Fr. Matthew’s series on Deification and Sonship. Read part I and part II Indwelling through the Spirit of sonship Athanasius’ account of deification (theopoiesis) and adoptive sonship (huiothesia) is not limited only to the work of Christ, but also accords a central place to the...

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Deification and Sonship According to St Athanasius of Alexandria: Part II

Deification and Sonship According to St Athanasius of Alexandria: Part II

This is the second part of Fr. Matthew’s series. Click here to read Part I and Part III. If in De Incarnatione the goal and purpose of the incarnation is identified with deification (theopoiesis), in his later works Athanasius more frequently links it specifically with adoptive sonship (huiothesia). Athanasius’ earliest exposition of this doctrine of...

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Deification and Sonship According to St Athanasius of Alexandria: Part I

Deification and Sonship According to St Athanasius of Alexandria: Part I

Deification and Sonship According to St Athanasius of Alexandria: Part I Popular presentations of the Orthodox Christian faith often highlight the doctrine of theosis, or deification, as a distinctive accent of Orthodox theology and spiritual teaching. In the 20th century, owing to the enthusiastic rediscovery of St Gregory Palamas and...

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