Corpus ID: 197925163

A Kingdom of Priests and Gods: Angelic and Participatory Deification in John's Apocalypse

@inproceedings{Armstrong2018AKO,
  title={A Kingdom of Priests and Gods: Angelic and Participatory Deification in John's Apocalypse},
  author={David A. Armstrong},
  year={2018}
}
Ancient Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature contains soteriological narratives of human transformation that qualify as examples of deification in antiquity. One widely exemplified type of deification in ancient Jewish apocalypses and apocalyptic literature focuses first on the analogy between priests and angels, and then the gradual assimilation of the former to the identity of the latter. In much apocalyptic thought, God resides in a celestial sanctuary in heaven where angels serve a… Expand