New Directions in Western Soteriology

  title={New Directions in Western Soteriology},
  author={Joshua D. A. Bloor},
  pages={179 - 187}
  • Joshua D. A. Bloor
  • Published 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Traditionally, the doctrine of deification has been embraced significantly in the Eastern tradition. Though glimpses of it can be found throughout Western Christendom, it has often been cast out and labelled as sacrilegious Greek myth. This article however, will seek to prove that, amid contemporary Western theological discourse, deification has experienced a renewed sense of appreciation and appropriation. As well as examining contemporary theologians over the last few decades – from a broad… CONTINUE READING


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