The latest Mere Fidelity podcast has just been posted. This week we are answering more questions from listeners, addressing the subjects of the warning passages of Scripture and the doctrine of theosis. The first half of the episode is devoted to the topic of the warning passages. The subject changes at around 16:30, so if you only want to listen to our thoughts on theosis, that is the place to start. Do take a listen and leave your comments!
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Thank you for covering this topic. Theosis has fascinated me and captivated my attention for the past year or so brought on by several readings and re-readings of Maximus. Its refreshing to not only hear y’all, who are much more brilliant than I, as a group discuss theosis, but also to hear a Reformed dialogue with the issue.
Something that struck me in the audio was when you brought up your views on the Incarnation. You say that Christ would have become incarnate whether or not the Fall happened. Maximus discusses that a bit in either Ambiguous 7 or Ad Thalassium 60 (can’t quite call it to mind nor find it in my copy) and therefore understands Christ, first and foremost, as a hypostatic-union-izer (like I said, y’all are a bit smarter). I may be wrong, but that seems to radically change (but maybe it doesn’t) what I understand to be a Reformed account of the life and work of Christ.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this or maybe a Mere Fidelity cast on the issue.
Keep up the good work, the lot of you. All of you have kept me on quite a path for sometime now.
Thanks for the comment!