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On 'Bringing Many Sons to Glory' (Heb 2: 10)

Hutchinson, Virginia I. (2010) On 'Bringing Many Sons to Glory' (Heb 2: 10). Doctor of Theology thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

God made human beings in His Image and Likeness, sharers of His life of glory. He set limits for His creatures, these they overstepped and fell from grace. Restoration becomes possible through the salvific work of the Incarnate Son, Jesus Christ. A synergy of Divine Grace and human ascetic effort enables growth through purification, to illumination and deification. This thesis sets out to explore the New Testament roots for this transformation. It investigates both the process of growth in glory and the prize of receiving the robe of glory. It falls into four main sections: (1) Glory lost and glory found presents the vision and NT evidence of this. (2) Knowledge of God: demonstrates growth from natural through spiritual to supranatural knowledge of God with participation in the Uncreated Energies of His Glory. (3) Indicates our common failure to Appreciate the Gift of Life, Incorruption and Glory. (4) Focuses on Appropriating the Gift of Grace through the Sacrifice of Praise. The author concludes that the NT is replete with evidence of the experience of deification in Christ, while formal uniformity of expression and doctrinal definition came later.

Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Theology)
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Glory, Theolsis, Deification, Palamas, Hesychasm, Uncreated Energies, Robe of Glory, Clothing imagery, Illumination, Spiritual Growth, Incorruption
Subject Area(s): B - Old Testament
Association with University of Divinity: UFT-UCTC: United Faculty of Theology - Uniting Church Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010 11:39
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2010 13:50
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/542

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