What Does it Mean to be “Partakers in the Divine Nature?” 2 Peter 1:4

December 6, 2016


Carl Olson, Editor of Catholic World Report for Ignatius Press, joins Marcus Grodi to discuss 2 Peter 1:2-4, where St. Peter talks about the idea of becoming partakers in God’s divine nature.  How, exactly, is this supposed to work?  Are we invited to become ‘gods’ ourselves?  Certainly Mormon theologians would argue for this perspective.   Does it mean we will eventually be absorbed into the Godhead, as is taught in Buddhism?  Or is something else meant by what the Church Fathers refer to as “divinization?”