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.

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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Partakers of the Divine Nature

For Rahner, the answer to all three questions, mutatis mutandis, is participation in
the divine nature. ... divinizing participation, and his anthropological-
ecclesiological understanding of human life as sharing in the divine life of the
Triune God.

Partakers of the Divine Nature

Author: Michael J. Christensen

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838641118

Page: 325

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This critical volume focuses on the issue of continuity and discontinuity of the Christian concept of theosis, or deification, in the intellectual history of ideas. It addresses the origin, development, and function of theosis from its antecedents in ancient Greek philosophy to its nuanced use in contemporary theological thought. Often seen as a heresy in the Protestant West, the revival of interest in deification in both lay and scholastic circles heralds a return to foundational understandings of salvation in the Christian church before the divisions of East and West, Catholic and Protestant.

Bibliotheca Sacra

( c ) A synonyme of divine essence is púors Dela , divine nature ( 2 Pet . i . 4 ) . ” ]
Divine person ( TpóowTov , ÚTÓTaois , úbiotáuevov ) is divine self -
consciousness , acting freely through itself , sharing in all perfections , subsisting
in the divine ...

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Deification in the Latin Patristic Tradition

2 Peter 1:4 The reference in 2 Peter to God's power to make Christians “partakers
of the divine nature” plays an equally ... the citation establishes the Son's divine
nature as necessary for his role in sharing divinity;55 finally, in Hexameron, ...

Deification in the Latin Patristic Tradition

Author: Jared Ortiz

Publisher: Studies in Early Christianity

ISBN: 0813231426

Page: 336

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"Contributors to this volume refute the widely held perception that the doctrine of deification primarily belonged in the Eastern Church, and that the Western Church reduced the rich biblical and Greek patristic understanding of salvation to a narrow view of redemption. To the contrary, these essays provide evidence of the wide-ranging use of deification themes in major Latin patristic sources, showing that deification was a native part of early Latin theology that was consitently and creatively employed"--

Profit sharing Between Capital and Labour

The Duality of all Divine Truth in our Lord Jesus Christ . For God ' s Self -
manifestation in the Impartation of the Divine Nature to Man . Large crown 8vo ,
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Illustrations .

Profit sharing Between Capital and Labour

Author: Sedley Taylor

Publisher: London : K. Paul, Trench & Company

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Page: 174

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This Tremendous Lover

Not content with making man share in all created nature , God deigned to raise
him even to a participation in His own divine nature . It is true that this sharing in
God's nature does not make man God ; man does not share the divine nature as
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This Tremendous Lover

Author: Eugene Boylan

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An American Commentary on the New Testament

shared in common with other men ; it was immediate presence of God , is a
figurative not , I think , his purely divine nature , which , accommodation to the
forms of the earthly before his incarnation , had consented to his rite . In this , as
in all ...

An American Commentary on the New Testament

Author: Alvah Hovey

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Nature and Grace

Indeed, for him, the grace of divine sonship is no mere metaphor; like the order of
nature, the order of grace constitutes its ... acceptance of human nature has its
counterpart in the exaltation of that humanity through sharing in the divine nature,
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Nature and Grace

Author: Andrew Dean Swafford

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873195

Page: 220

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Conventional wisdom has it that thinking on nature and grace among Catholic intellectuals was severely clouded by the work of Cajetan and his fellow Thomistic commentators from about the sixteenth century to the eve of Vatican II. Henri de Lubac has rightly been given credit for pointing this out; and to all appearances, de Lubac's influence won the day, as can be seen by the imprint of his thought upon not just the Second Vatican Council, but also the pontificates of John Paul II and Benedict XVI. However, in recent years, a new crop of Thomistic scholars has arisen who question whether de Lubac's word on nature and grace should be the last; hence, the debate over the nature-grace relation, so heated at mid-twentieth century, has been stirred once again. Dr. Swafford here offers a "third way" by way of the nineteenth-century German theologian Matthias J. Scheeben--who, for some reason, has never really been considered especially relevant to this debate. Swafford shows that Scheeben can capture the very best of both sides, while at the same time avoiding the characteristic pitfalls so often alleged against each.

A Select Library of Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church Theodoret Jerome Gennadius Rufinus Historical writings etc 1892

He is immortal not by then we deny that the soul of the Saviour partaking of
substance , but in substance ; shared death with ... Even we say that not the
divine of the incarnation , why , like Marcion and nature suffered but the human ;
but we do ...

A Select Library of Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church  Theodoret  Jerome Gennadius  Rufinus  Historical writings  etc  1892

Author: Philip Schaff

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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

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

We Are Being Transformed

Starr thus pushed ontological participation into the (post-parousia) future.78 This
is an important move for Starr, since it allowed him to focus solely on the moral
side of sharing divinity.79 Starr also avoided defining “divine nature” (he?a v}sir)
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We Are Being Transformed

Author: M. David Litwa

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110283417

Page: 343

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Can Pauline soteriology be categorized as a form of deification? This book attempts to answer this question by keen attention to the Greco-Roman world. Deification, it is argued, provides a new historical category of perception by which to deepen our knowledge of the Apostle’s soteriological thought in its own time. The range of topics discussed here should interest a wide array of scholars in the fields of Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Classics, and Patristics.

Partakers of Divinity

This book explores this statement; As He is, so are we in this world: that we could walk in love, righteousness and true holiness as God, speak and do the same things as He says and does, and reign as kings unto God to establish His kingdom ...

Partakers of Divinity

Author: Samuel A. Buah

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ISBN: 9781520507880

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You can also live, walk, and act like God! In a very clear and plain manner, Partakers of Divinity will make you aware of your fellowship in the Divine nature, and will also instruct and inspire you to pursue attainment of the fullness of eternal glory. Having the life of God and the mind of Christ, and through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, believers could walk with supernatural power and wisdom in this world: but there's more. This book explores this statement; As He is, so are we in this world: that we could walk in love, righteousness and true holiness as God, speak and do the same things as He says and does, and reign as kings unto God to establish His kingdom and will in the earth as it is in Heaven. Partakers of Divinity further proves that God wants us to indeed share in all the fullness of His glory, and provides a step by step exposition on how we could actively partake of the Divine nature through Christ. With this book, you will venture deep into God, and be equipped to press on for the fullness of His Glory. Wait no further - Get a hold of your copy now!

Gregorianum

Therefore , if human nature were oriented to fulfillment in that vision , it would be
essentially changed and thus cease to be . 103 Yet our sharing in divine nature is
by no means inconsistent with our human nature , just as Jesus ' sharing in ...

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Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor

See also 1 Cor 10:16; Phil 3:10. Perhaps the author of 2 Peter understands the
addressees' sharing in divine nature as resulting from union with Jesus. The most
salient characteristic of divine nature is incorruptibility; the immediately following
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Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor

Author: Terrance Callan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162564826X

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Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor is a sociorhetorical interpretation of the Second Letter of Peter. Using multiple interpretive perspectives and emphasizing the pictorial dimensions of 2 Peter, Terrance Callan understands the letter as making 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 fulfillment of the 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 fulfillment of Christ's promises and so do not emphasize 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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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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The Early Church and the Roman Empire

Alexandria thus emphasised the two distinguishable aspects – his human nature
, e . g . being born of a human being ; his divine nature , Christ ' s sharing in the
divine essence with God . Thus for the Alexandrians , the two natures , divine and
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The Early Church and the Roman Empire

Author: Gideon Adebandele Oshitelu

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