Ludlow Arts: Word

Ludlow Arts: Word

Becoming gods – Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy

Life & Learning @ Ludlow

Thursday 29 November
10:00am — 12:00noon

Ludlow Mascall Centre

Speaker: The Revd Dr Chris Moore

As the second century tipped over into the third, a bishop in Egypt wrote this: “He who listens to the Lord, and follows the prophecy given by Him, will be formed perfectly in the likeness of the teacher - made a god going about in flesh.” (Clement of Alexandria).  A few decades before, a bishop from what is now France had written: “If the Word became a man, it was so men may become gods” (Irenaeus of Lyon).

With its dogged patristic base, Eastern Orthdoxy has continued to emphasise this view of the Christian which sounds so startling to Western ears. In this lecture, the notion of what is known as Theosis will be explored and, it is hoped, our theological horizons will be widened.

The Revd Dr Chris Moore is Rector of Fownhope in the Diocese of Hereford. He is a trustee of the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius which, since 1917, has sought to build understanding between the Eastern and Western Churches through conferences, visits and the funding of scholarships for Eastern Bloc students at the University of Oxford.

Tickets: £8.00 (including morning coffee)

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