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Published: 20 January 2005

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780199265213

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The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

Norman Russell

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Provides a comprehensive survey of both pagan philosophical and Greek patristic approaches to deification from late antiquity to the seventh century
  • Presents new insights into the interaction between Graeco-Roman culture and Christianity
  • Analyses and sets in context the spiritual teaching of many early Christian writers