Only as formed matter does matter partake of the Godlikeness
of created things and beings.
As Zimmerman's narrative well demonstrates, the new aim of theosis (achieving godlikeness
in Christ) animates, like the current through a running stream, the progress of the West's cultural advance: "The theological origins of humanism planted in Western consciousness a profound sense of human dignity, solidarity, freedom, and social responsibility" (113).
22) For instance, Hellenistic ruler cult often used epiphany to emphasize the godlikeness
of the king.
God is the only being who does not submit to any authority, and so it is impossible for Lucifer by his own power to attain Godlikeness
in the sense of answering to no one.
188) See KASS, supra note 59, at 249 ("Death with dignity requires absolutely that the survivors treat the human being at all times as if full godlikeness
remains, up to the very end.
Jung uses the term enantiodromia to mean "being torn asunder into pairs of opposites, which are the attributes of 'the god' and hence also of the godlike man, who owes his godlikeness
to overcoming his gods.
See David Sedley, "The Ideal of Godlikeness
," in Plato 2: Ethics, Politics, Religion, and the Soul, ed.