Called to Be the Children of God: The Catholic Theology of Human Deification

Called to Be the Children of God The Catholic Theology of Human Deification This book gathers fourteen Catholic scholars to present examine and explain the often misunderstood process of deification The fifteen chapters show what becoming God meant for the early Church for

  • Title: Called to Be the Children of God: The Catholic Theology of Human Deification
  • Author: Carl E. Olson David MeconiSj
  • ISBN: 9781586179472
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book gathers fourteen Catholic scholars to present, examine, and explain the often misunderstood process of deification The fifteen chapters show what becoming God meant for the early Church, for St Thomas Aquinas and the greatest Dominicans, and for St Francis and the early Franciscans This book explains how this understanding of salvation played out during tThis book gathers fourteen Catholic scholars to present, examine, and explain the often misunderstood process of deification The fifteen chapters show what becoming God meant for the early Church, for St Thomas Aquinas and the greatest Dominicans, and for St Francis and the early Franciscans This book explains how this understanding of salvation played out during the Protestant Reformation and the Council of Trent It explores the thought of the French School of Spirituality, various Thomists, John Henry Newman, John Paul II, and the Vatican Councils, and it shows where such thinking can be found today in the Catechism of the Catholic Church No other book has gathered such an array of scholars or provided such a deep study into how humanity s divinized life in Christ has received many rich and various perspectives over the past two thousand years This book seeks to bring readers into the central mystery of Christianity by allowing the Church s greatest thinkers and texts to speak for themselves, demonstrating how becoming Christ like and the Body of Christ on earth, is the only ultimate purpose of the Christian faith Rescue from sin and death is indeed a wonderful thing but the salvation won for us by Jesus Christ is incomparably greater And that is the subject of this book In all its parts, this book, like Christianity in all its parts, is about salvation But that means it s about everything that fills our lives, on earth and in heaven Dr Scott Hahn, Author, Rome Sweet Home

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    1. "The new way of life in Christ is ultimately the essence of love: for the lover is never content simply gazing upon the beloved but longs to be mutually transformed into the other, thereby becoming no longer two but one. This is the heart of love, to find one's own eternal welfare in another." This is how the introduction begins for Called to be the Children of God. Unlike many other books, which focus on the Incarnation and God becoming man, this book looks at the other side of the coin, man be [...]

    2. The heart of the gospel (theosis/deification) as expressed in different generations and cultures of the Church. Introduces and/or summarizes movements in the Church and how they presented the central teaching of theosis, such as: Greek Fathers, St. Augustine, the Dominican and Franciscan traditions, the French School, Scheeban, and Newman, and pre and post V2. Each section is an essay (15 total) and only a few are not up to 5 stars. Overall I would rate 4 1/2.

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