Called to Be the Children of God: The Catholic Theology of by Carl Olson,David Vincent Meconi PDF

By Carl Olson,David Vincent Meconi

This ebook gathers fourteen Catholic students to offer, research, and clarify the usually misunderstood technique of "deification". The fifteen chapters convey what "becoming God" intended for the early Church, for St. Thomas Aquinas and the best Dominicans, and for St. Francis and the early Franciscans. This publication explains how this figuring out of salvation performed out in the course of the Protestant Reformation and the Council of Trent. It explores the concept of the French college of Spirituality, a number of Thomists, John Henry Newman, John Paul II, and the Vatican Councils, and it exhibits the place such pondering are available this present day within the Catechism of the Catholic Church. No different ebook has collected such an array of students or supplied one of these deep examine into how humanity's divinized lifestyles in Christ has bought many wealthy and numerous views over the last thousand years. This publication seeks to deliver readers into the primary secret of Christianity by means of permitting the Church's maximum thinkers and texts to talk for themselves, demonstrating how turning into Christ-like and the physique of Christ on the earth, is the single final goal of the Christian faith.

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