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The Appropriation of Divine Life in Cyril of Alexandria

Daniel A. Keating


Presents a comprehensive account of sanctification and divinization in Cyril as set forth in his New Testament biblical commentaries. By establishing the importance of pneumatology in Cyril’s narrative of divine life and by showing the requirement for an ethical aspect of divinization grounded in the example of Christ himself, this study brings a corrective to certain readings of Cyril that tend to exaggerate the ‘somatic’ or ‘physicalistic’ character of his understanding of divinization, by arguing that Cyril correlates the somatic and pneumatic means of our union with Christ, and impressivel ... More

Keywords: baptism, biblical exegesis, christology, divinization, Eucharist, grace, narrative of divine life, participation, pneumatology, sanctification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199267132
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199267138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel A. Keating, author
Assistant Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit