Becoming God (Deification/Theosis)

Today I chat with Fr. James Brent O.P. about that very interesting line in the Catechism of the Catholic Church from St. Athanasius, “For the Son of God became man so that we might become God” (CCC 460).


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  1. Great show. Thanks!

    “The purpose of the gospel [is] to make us sooner or later like God; indeed it is, so to speak, a kind of deification”? John Calvin in his new testament commentary.

    In recent years, Lutheran scholars in Finland have argued for the recognition of a more central place of union with Christ in Luther’s theology. Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson, eds., Union with Christ: The New Finnish Interpretation of Luther (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998).

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