Theosis is the belief in unity with God through Christ. This second aspect is very important–and it is this aspect that is often forgotten in Western popular versions of this theology–what my doctrine professor called “Ray Bradburry theology.” Of course, the theological idea of deification/theosis is, I believe, supportable through our union with Christ, but there are some questions about exactly how this can play out in a western theological perspective, particularly a non-Roman Catholic, non-heretical way. I’m looking forward to reading Karkkainen’s take on this, especially as he is coming from a protestant perspective. I’ll report more later.
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