Hominization as Deification in Einführung in das Christentum: A Merging of Theology and Anthropology

Matthijs van Ittersum

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Abstract

What can Christianity offer? It offers true anthropology, the transformation into true humanity, salvation by way of transformation. Adhering to the Christian faith entails becoming like Christ whom Ratzinger refers to here as the measure of humanity, true man. Hence, his theology unifies with his anthropology. Anthropology and theology are unified. The old Adam, the body of humanity, transforms into the Last Adam, the body of Christ. Ratzinger thus offers the intersection of theology, Christology and anthropology and thus, from a soteriological point of view: hominization is deification.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventFaith in the Academy: Theology Among the Disciplines - KU, Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 28 Aug 201730 Aug 2017

Conference

ConferenceFaith in the Academy
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period28/08/1730/08/17

Keywords

  • anthroplogy
  • Ratzinger
  • homonization

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