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homoiosis theo  Term Image (ομοιωσις θεω) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: likeness to God
Long Description: likeness to God; the phrase is derived from the famous passage of Plato’s Theaetetus 176bc; it is understood as the end ( telos) of life which is to be attained by knowledge ( gnosis); for Iamblichus, ‘knowledge of the gods is virtue and wisdom and perfect happiness, and makes us like to the gods’ ( Protrep.ch.3).
Source(s): The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy, by Dr. Algis Uždavinys
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms