from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fact of becoming a god; deification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See the extract.


From Medieval Latin theōsis, from ecclesiastical Ancient Greek θέωσις. (Wiktionary)


  • As the sacrament of such union, the Church is also the sacrament of salvation I prefer the Eastern term theosis for humanity.

    The Nuptuality of Catholicism

  • This is a process called theosis and it is captured in the words of many of the church fathers from the east,

    The Forbidden Gospels

  • In them are contained explanations of the Orthodox teaching on the Divine Essence and the Persons of the Holy Trinity, on the Incarnation of the Word of God, and on "theosis" ( "deification") of human nature.


  • I'm convinced that the doctrine of theosis/deification is a necessary and invaluable point of ecumenical discussion and consideration, and the more that Catholics learn about it, the better.

    Pentecost in the East

  • My own church calls this theosis, and has some mystical theology wrapped aound it, but most Christian churches ignore it outright.

    Matthew Yglesias » Beck vs Social Justice

  • Finally, there is also the fact that this language of divine sonship — or theosis, also known as deification — is found through the entire Catechism.

    Theosis: The Reason for the Season

  • We know that it is inappropriate because of the prophets' and the Fathers' experience of glorification or theosis.

    Scott Cairns: The Annunciation of Mary: Ambiguity, Perplexity and Truth

  • During theosis, concepts about God have to be set aside.

    Scott Cairns: The Annunciation Of Mary: Ambiguity, Perplexity And Truth

  • It is well past Christmas, but there's always a good reason to spice up the season with a wonderful essay on my favorite theological topic: theosis!

    Archive 2009-01-11

  • Finally, there is also the fact that this language of divine sonship—or theosis, also known as deification—is found through the entire Catechism.

    Archive 2009-01-11


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