An Interview with Carl Olson on Theosis/Deificiation/Divinization

Posted May 13, 2016 5:44 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

Though it’s been almost a decade since Daniel Keating’s book Deification and Grace appeared from Catholic University of America Press, lingering suspicion of divinization or deification in Catholic circles is still to be found, which is staggering and stupid in equal measure. Happily, however, we now have what I hope will be the definitive answer to that nonsense: a new, and wholly welcome, collection of articles co-edited by Carl Olson (my editor, in fact, at Catholic World Report) and the Jesuit priest David Meconi, a patrologist who teaches at Saint Louis University. That collection, Called to Be the Children of God: The Catholic

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