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Theosis 

Although theosis has not been emphasized in Anglican theology of salvation, it is compatible with William Porcher DuBose's understanding of humanity's destined union with God through the saving process of divine grace. Richard Hooker emphasized the theological significance of sacramental participation in Book V of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. An understanding of theosis is also implicit in the collect for the Second Sunday after Christmas Day, which prays, "Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ. . . ." (BCP, p. 214). See DuBose, William Porcher; see Hooker, Richard; see Orthodox Churches. 




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