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Ausgabe:

April/2009

Spalte:

465-467

Kategorie:

Dogmen- und Theologiegeschichte

Autor/Hrsg.:

Christensen, Michael J., and Jeffery A. Wittung [Eds.]

Titel/Untertitel:

Partakers of the Divine Nature. The History and Development of Deification in the Christian Traditions.

Verlag:

Madison-Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2007. 325 S. gr.8°. Geb. US$ 60,00. ISBN 978-0-83864-111-8.

Rezensent:

Anselm Kyongsuk Min

Partakers of the Divine Nature is a collection of 19 short and very readable essays presented at the »Partakers of the Divine Nature« conference held at Drew University, New Jersey on May 21–22, 2004. It is a rather comprehensive treatment of the topic. It begins with an introductory summary of the issues involved and a reminder of the central place of deification in Orthodox theology, goes on to discuss the antecedents of the concept in classical Greek philosophy, its biblical bases in Paul and 2 Peter, and its historical developments in Patristic (Athanasius, Cappadocians, Maximus the Confessor, Ephrem), Medieval and Reformation (Bulus al-Bushi, An­selm, Luther, Calvin, Wesley), and modern periods (Bulgakov, Rahner), and ends with a critical review of recent literature on ...


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