Deification in the Latin Patristic Tradition

edited by Jared Ortiz
CUA studies in early Christianity
Catholic University of America Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-0-8132-3143-3, Cloth: 978-0-8132-3142-6

ABOUT THIS BOOK
It has become a commonplace to say that the Latin Fathers did not really hold a doctrine of deification. Indeed, it is often asserted that Western theologians have neglected this teaching, that their occasional references to it are borrowed from the Greeks, and that the Latins have generally reduced the rich biblical and Greek Patristic understanding of salvation to a narrow view of redemption. The essays in this volume challenge this common interpretation by exploring, often for the first time, the role this doctrine plays in a range of Latin Patristic authors.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Making Worshippers into Gods
2. Dying to Become Gods
3. Sequestered in Christ
4. After the Fashion of God
5. Loaning and Borrowing
6. Making Man Manifest
7. Beyond Carnal Cogitations
8. Rebirth into a New Man
9. “We Shall Be That Seventh Day”
10. Between Empire and Ecclesia
11. The Wonderful Exchange
12. Every Happy Man is a God
13. Beholding Christ in the Other and in the Self
14. A Common Christian Tradition
Selected Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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