Deification in Contemporary Theology

  title={Deification in Contemporary Theology},
  author={R. Olson},
  journal={Theology Today},
  pages={186 - 200}
  • R. Olson
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Theology Today
  • Although the concept of theosis, or deification, is usually associated with Eastern Orthodoxy, it has enjoyed an ecumenical renaissance in modern and contemporary Christian theology. Nevertheless, not all uses of the idea are equal; some fall short of its full significance in Orthodox soteriology. Within Orthodox theology deification has become the cause of some debate. The Palamite essence/energies distinction is essential if the idea of deification is not to lead to panentheism. 
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