"Calvin's Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension" by Julie Canlis

Tuesday, 03 Jan 2012

Participation is one of the hottest buzzwords in theology today. Theologians from virtually every church tradition have begun speaking of human participation in the divine life or divine nature, and they have employed this kind of language by drawing frequently from patristic and Eastern resources. While the legal and forensic language so often employed in Western theology is believed to imply a cold and distant relation between the redeemed and the Redeemer, the imagery of participation or union is seen as promising a warmer and more inviting portrait of God's relation to his people. John Calvin ...

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