theosis

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

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theosis

  1. (theology) The likeness to or union with a god; deification.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 440:
      For him, theosis or deification was the destination for human salvation, whose attainment Adam's sin in Eden had imperilled but not rendered impossible [...].
  2. (theology) The process of attaining this state.

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