n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - Completely reestablished in Christ : man's deification as the supreme goal of the afterlife : research article

Volume 94, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1018-9556



The doctrine of deification is capital to Christianity. Founded on the unique event of the Incarnation of the second Person of the Holy Trinity, that is the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, it occupies a very special role within the Eastern Christian thought. We present in this study the essence of this doctrine as an important chapter eschatologically speaking. Its central meaning resides in the real communion of man and God, the supreme source of love and holinesss, as Trinity of Persons, as true participation of man in the uncreated energies of God, as brilliantly the theological conceptions of the Holy Church Fathers show.

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