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The patristic concept of the deification of man examined in the light of contemporary notions of the transcendence of man

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This thesis examines the proposition that there is a correspondence between the concept of human self-transcendence and the concept of the deification of man in that both are concerned with the bringing of human nature to its fulfilment by a process of 'redemption'.

The first issue addressed is what it means to speak of man participating in divinity, and this notion is then traced through the religion and philosophy of the ancient classical world and the later Graeco-Roman world as...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Theology
Publication date:
1986
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602328681
URN:
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Local pid:
td:602328681

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