I would like to start reading more about Theosis and the purpose of life from and Orthodox POV, any reading recs?


  • edited November 2014
    A quote from St. Athanasius the Apostolic comes up often in discussions of Theosis from the Patristic standpoint: "For He was made man, that we might be made God."

    In this, he is echoing earlier fathers such as St. Irenaeus of Lyon and St. Clement of Alexandria, while being of one mind with fathers such as St. Basil.

    As this quote comes from "On the Incarnation" and we're in the Fast of the Nativity, commemorating the Incarnation of our Lord, maybe that's a good place to start?

    You can find the quote in context here:

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