God's redeeming act: Deifying transformation

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Edwards, Denis. (2010). God's redeeming act: Deifying transformation. Worldviews. 14(2), pp. 243 - 257. https://doi.org/10.1163/156853510X507347
AuthorsEdwards, Denis
Abstract

A theology of redemption for today will be one that communicates the meaning of the Christ-event in a way that is faithful to the central Christian tradition and that is coherent and life-giving for believers in the twenty-first century. It will be a theology that includes the biological world as well as the world of matter. This article works towards such a theology in three steps. It first discusses the Christevent in biblical terms focussing on Romans 8. It then turns to two figures in the Greek patristic tradition, Athanasius and Maximus the Confessor. Finally it sketches a theology of redemption for today in terms of the notion of deifying transformation. Three levels of this transformation are explored, namely that of human beings, the biological world, and the material universe, along with its participatory nature.

Year2010
JournalWorldviews
Journal citation14 (2), pp. 243 - 257
PublisherBrill
ISSN1363-5247
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/156853510X507347
Scopus EID2-s2.0-77956415458
Web address (URL)https://www.jstor.org/stable/43803552
Page range243 - 257
Research GroupSchool of Theology
Place of publicationNetherlands
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