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Reform: Spirituality and the person of Jesus: Christian holiness and deification (theosis)

Moloney, Francis J. (2017) Reform: Spirituality and the person of Jesus: Christian holiness and deification (theosis). Pacifica, 30 (1). pp. 56-71. ISSN 1030-570X

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A return to the theme of the divine potential of humankind has been a feature of recent theological reflection. Found consistently in the Greek Patristic tradition, in Augustine and in Thomas, it faded from the scene as the result of a series of historical circumstances in Western Christianity, challenged by Martin Luther and the Reform. The subsequent return to the sources (ressourcement) that marked the thought and practice of the Reformers and the post-Reformation period in the Catholic tradition has led to its recovery. A New Testament portrait of Jesus of Nazareth provides solid grounds for a Christian anthropology pointing to the divine potential of humankind.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Christology, deification/theosis, divine potential of humankind, Gregory VII, Jesus of Nazareth, Martin Luther, post-Reformation, Reform
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 01:39
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2018 01:39
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3260

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