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DIVINIZATION/THEOSIS: The Ancient Tradition of Transformation in Christ
Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16
The notion of “divinization” has traditionally been associated with Eastern Christian spiritual theology, particularly the Byzantine understandings of the sacraments and spiritual progress. In this workshop, we will encounter early Christian descriptions of theosis/divinization, and we will discover how both the Rule of Benedict and Gregory the Great’s Life of Benedict reflects this ancient tradition. Finally, we will reflect together on how this can enrich the lives of those who live according to the Benedictine Way.
Fr. Luke Dysinger has been a monk of Valyermo since 1976. He is a priest and physician who writes and teaches in the fields of mystical theology and biomedical ethics. He received a D.Phil. in patristics at Oxford University and is professor of church history and moral theology at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA.
St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office
Phone: (661) 944-2178
(Closed for Mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)