This article argues that Paul's teaching in 2 Cor 3:18 presents a Christian version of theosis. After a discussion of the interpretive issues relevant to 2 Cor 3:18 and a brief presentation of Paul's soteriology of the "image," the article proceeds to argue that the "image" in 3:18 is both "anthropological" and "theological." The article then distinguishes Paul's vision of Christian theosis from the understanding of deification as "fusion." Finally, it describes Paul's view of the divine life for believers.
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