Sharing in the Divine Nature

Keith Ward argues that this conflicts with classical ideas of God as simple, impassible, and changeless—ideas that many modern theologians espouse, and which Ward subjects to careful and critical scrutiny.

Sharing in the Divine Nature

Author: Keith Ward

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725266385

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A defense of the New Testament view that all things are to be united in Christ, which entails that the ultimate destiny of the universe, and of all that is in it, is to be united in God. Keith Ward argues that this conflicts with classical ideas of God as simple, impassible, and changeless—ideas that many modern theologians espouse, and which Ward subjects to careful and critical scrutiny. He defends the claim that the cosmos contributes something substantial to—and in that way changes—the divine nature, and the cosmos is destined to manifest and express the essential creativity and relationality of a God of beatific, agapic, redemptive, and unitive love.

Sharing in the Divine Nature

The situation seems worse when one comes to the Johannine statement that “the
Word became flesh” (John 1:14). For necessitarians, the incarnation is
unavoidable, and the passion of Jesus does not affect the divine nature in any ...

Sharing in the Divine Nature

Author: Keith Ward

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725266407

Page: 164

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A defense of the New Testament view that all things are to be united in Christ, which entails that the ultimate destiny of the universe, and of all that is in it, is to be united in God. Keith Ward argues that this conflicts with classical ideas of God as simple, impassible, and changeless--ideas that many modern theologians espouse, and which Ward subjects to careful and critical scrutiny. He defends the claim that the cosmos contributes something substantial to--and in that way changes--the divine nature, and the cosmos is destined to manifest and express the essential creativity and relationality of a God of beatific, agapic, redemptive, and unitive love.

Participation

St. Peter says that thru the use of the gifts of eternal life and devotion to God, thru Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, they will come to "share in the divine nature." (2 Peter 1:4) In this group of essays, we will look at the various ...

Participation

Author: Clinton LeFort

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500710903

Page: 54

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Introduction In St. Peter's opening letter to the Christians of the first century St. Peter encourages his Christian brothers and sisters to remain faithful to the great and powerful gifts bestowed upon them thru the life of Jesus Christ. St. Peter says that thru the use of the gifts of eternal life and devotion to God, thru Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, they will come to "share in the divine nature." (2 Peter 1:4) In this group of essays, we will look at the various ways in which this teaching of St. Peter can be interpreted as well as how the other Gospel writers, as well as St. Paul, teach the same message in their writings of the New Testament.

Divine Nature and Human Language

These essays fall into two groups: those concerned with theological language (Part 1 of the volume) and those that deal with the nature, status, and activity of God (Parts II and HI).

Divine Nature and Human Language

Author: William P. Alston

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725283190

Page: 294

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Divine Nature and Human Language is a collection of twelve essays in philosophical theology by William P. Alston, one of the leading figures in the current renaissance in the philosophy of religion. Using the equipment of contemporary analytical philosophy, Alston explores, partly refashions, and defends a largely traditional conception of God and His work in the world a conception that finds its origins in medieval philosophical theology. These essays fall into two groups: those concerned with theological language (Part 1 of the volume) and those that deal with the nature, status, and activity of God (Parts II and HI). In Part 1, Alston develops a conceptual scheme for discussing the topic of theological language. He also argues that there is a core of literal talk about God and even a core of predicates univocally applicable to God and creatures. Furthermore, he shows that God can be referred to directly as well as descriptively. In Parts II and III, the author sketches out a middle way between a classical conception of God exemplified by Aquinas and the more recent “process” or “panentheist” conception exemplified by Hartshorne. Alston argues that such a God can act so as to have real effects in the world and can enter into genuine dialogue and otherwise interact with human beings. In addition, he defends the idea that God provides a foundation for morality. The first collection of Alston's ground breaking work in the philosophy of religion, Divine Nature and Human Language will be welcomed by scholars and students of the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, theology, and religious studies.

The Life of Grace

The participation in God is physical in the sense that it is achieved by means of a
created reality physically and really inhering in the soul ; a sharing in the divine
nature is the result . Morally we imitate God or participate in Him by acts of love or
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The Life of Grace

Author: Gregory Stevens

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Page: 118

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Vatican II

It is the basis for divine filiation . However , this grace is described as sharing in
the divine nature . But how can a sharing in the divine nature be the basis for
sharing in the death and resurrection of Christ , both of which are events from the
life ...

Vatican II

Author: René Latourelle

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ISBN: 9780809104130

Page: 528

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Chiefly English translations of works originally written in French, German, Italian, Latin, or Spanish. Includes bibliographical references.

Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor

'Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor' is a socio-rhetorical interpretation of the Second Letter of Peter.

Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor

Author: Terrance Callan

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0227904419

Page: 232

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'Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor' is a socio-rhetorical interpretation of the Second Letter of Peter. Using multiple interpretive perspectives and emphasising the pictorial dimensions of 2 Peter, Terrance Callan shows that the letter makes the following argument: since Jesus Christ has given his followers benefits, including the promise of sharing in divine nature, they need to make a proper return for these benefits by living virtuously; and this in turn will enable them to receive the fulfilment ofthe promise. The occasion of the letter is that Peter's death is near. He writes so the addressees can remember his teaching after his death. The author expounds this teaching because some people do not await the future fulfilment of Christ's promises and so do not emphasise the need for virtuous living.

Liguorian

The soul is lifted up to the realm of a created partaking of the divine nature .
Because of this created sharing in the life of God , a person is now capable of
Godlike actions . He has " supernatural life . ” To the question : " Whose child are
you ?

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Natural Law and Moral Inquiry

Ethics, Metaphysics, and Politics in the Work of Germain Grisez Robert P. George
. redeem us from sin and make it possible for us to be , in truth , children of God
and members of the divine family , sharing in the divine nature as Jesus shares in
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Natural Law and Moral Inquiry

Author: Robert P. George

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Page: 281

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Collects ten essays on Germain Grisez's writings. Topics include the scriptural basis of Grisez's revision of moral theology, contraception, Grisez's metaphysical work, capital punishment, and the political common good in Aquinas. The book includes a response by Grisez and Joseph Boyle, Jr. to the e

Activities of the Holy Spirit

At baptism we die and rise with Christ , are made children of God and participants
in the divine nature . ... They saw clearly that as adopted children of God , sharing
in the divine nature , we share in the divine life and so in the divine power to ...

Activities of the Holy Spirit

Author: Edmund J. Fortman

Publisher: Franciscan Press

ISBN: 9780819908810

Page: 191

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LWF Documentation

... through the unity of the Spirit in faith in Christ ( unitas spiritus ex fide in
Christum ) in accordance with the “ marvellous interchange " ( commercium
admirabile ) , 29 and for Christians this means no less than sharing in the divine
nature .

LWF Documentation

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2 Peter Jude

Yet God's world is accessible to mortals by benefaction from the divine patron .
DIVINE NATURE It is not unusual in Hellenistic literature to find mention of
mortals sharing in the divine nature , either in God's prophetic powers ( Josephus
, Ag ...

2 Peter  Jude

Author: Jerome H. Neyrey

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Page: 287

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The Mediaeval Mind

truth , but not the highest ; and without grace , our fallen nature cannot will all the
good belonging to it ( connaturale ) ... gift of grace exceeds the power of any
created nature ; and is nothing else than a sharing ( participatio ) in the divine
nature ...

The Mediaeval Mind

Author: Henry Osborn Taylor

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Internationale Cardinal Newman Studien

For them talk of sharing in the divine nature was blasphemy . It compromised the
God whose unity and simplicity they were most determined to safeguard .
Everything else in existence , even the Son , came from his will . It was
Athanasius ' s ...

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Catholic Theology in Dialogue

In Him humanity was sharing in the divine nature through a unity in person . One
was the person , and He divine , but the two natures were unconfused . Here was
the perfect ideal for mortal man ' s sharing in the divine nature , which is the ...

Catholic Theology in Dialogue

Author: Gustave Weigel

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Page: 126

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Brief survey of seven key issues which affect Catholic-Protestant understanding, presented by a leading Roman Catholic churc, man. Imprimatur.

Revelation and Theology

Any other sharing in the " divine nature " is thus excluded by the fact itself .
Personal communion with the divine nature is impossible without a personal
communion with the three divine persons . What is more , 132 RENEWAL IN
PRESENT ...

Revelation and Theology

Author: Edward Schillebeeckx

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One God One Lord

Fossum takes the indwelling of the divine name in the principal angel as
meaning that this figure shared in the divine nature , ” or the divine “ mode of
being , " " but he never defines clearly what he means . He also describes ancient
Jews as ...

One God  One Lord

Author: Larry W. Hurtado

Publisher: Philadelphia : Fortress Press

ISBN:

Page: 178

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Nova Et Vetera

I recognize that most modern commentators tend to avoid this line of thinking
being content to point out the relation in Jewish - Hellenistic mysticism between
immortality and sharing in the divine nature . I think , however , that the massive ...

Nova Et Vetera

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