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By Jordan Cooper

The doctrine of theosis has loved a up to date resurgence between diverse theological traditions around the geographical regions of ancient, dogmatic, and exegetical theology. In Christification: A Lutheran method of Theosis, Jordan Cooper evaluates this instructing from a Lutheran point of view. He examines the lessons of the church fathers, the recent testomony, and the Lutheran Confessional culture in dialog with fresh scholarship on theosis. Cooper proposes that the participationist soteriology of the early fathers expressed when it comes to theosis is suitable with Luther's doctrine of forensic justification. The historical Lutheran culture, Scripture, and the patristic assets don't restrict soteriological discussions to felony terminology, yet in its place provide a multifaceted doctrine of salvation that encapsulates either participatory and forensic motifs. this is often in comparison and contrasted with the advance of the doctrine of deification within the jap culture bobbing up from the concept of Pseudo-Dionysius. Cooper argues that the doctrine of the earliest fathers--such as Irenaeus, Athanasius, and Justin--is essentially a Christological and financial truth outlined as "Christification." This version of theosis is positioned in contradistinction to later Neoplatonic kinds of deification.

"Cooper's paintings shows all of the parts one might count on from a Lutheran scholar--a dedication to sola scriptura, a powerful security of a forensic proposal of justification, and an emphasis on sacramentology--while whilst incorporating a thought of theosis as Christification. along different Protestant construals of theosis, Cooper's paintings makes a very good addition."
--Myk Habets, Carey Baptist collage, Auckland, New Zealand

"On the foundation of a transparent exposition of the japanese Orthodox instructing on deification, with specific emphasis at the element of Christification, Jordan Cooper argues eloquently for its compatibility with Lutheran theology. with out obscuring the diversities among the Orthodox and Lutheran methods, he makes a invaluable contribution to ecumenical theological discussion and very likely to the renewal of the paranormal culture within the Western churches."
--Norman Russell, St. Stephen's residence, collage of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Jordan Cooper is the pastor of wish Lutheran Church in Brighton, IA, host of the Just & Sinner podcast (visit, and the writer of The Righteousness of 1: An overview of Early Patristic Soteriology in gentle of the hot standpoint on Paul (2013).

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