Marc--Last April, you wrote:
marc hanna Wrote:I'm going to go ahead and open a Pandora's box here . . . There are two traditional teachings here that are commonly referred to as theosis but are indeed two separate teachings: theosis and theopoiesis.
And, now six months later, the "Pandora's box" boils down to conversation about the difference between a journey and a destination, and a pointing to the more passive Coptic monks and the more active Athonite monks.
I would think that OO's would see both a journey in the life of Christ and a destination with somewhere around 99.9% of people experiencing theopoiesis after death, just as the EO do with theosis . . . and I think we can see both more passive and active approaches from those pursuing the Way in early Church History.
So, to be honest Mark, I think you are creating artificial separations/divisions where they do not exist in fact.
I've been hanging in here, for six months to the day, trying to see the difference between what you are presenting as separate teachings, and I have to tell you that I can only see very minor differences which most appear to be contrived/artificial (or a result of being misinformed).
I think I was hoping to see something here, because what you are presenting is more inline with what I have believed in the past as it was spun by a certain branch of Protestantism . . . but, if we are to be academically honest, or just plain honest, our evidence folder is empty here.