Title

The Transformation of the Human Person Through Contemplation: An Analysis of John Cassian's Conferences

Date of Award

6-1-2021

Degree Name

M.A . in Religious Studies

Department

Department of Religious Studies

Advisor/Chair

Sandra Yocum

Abstract

This thesis examines the desert mothers' and fathers' view of contemplation as a journey toward theosis, or communion with God. To accomplish this, contemplation" is analyzed within the fifth century document

Keywords

Theology, Spirituality, Religion, Contemplation, John Cassian, The Conferences of John Cassian, Silence, Renunciation, Purity of Heart, Image and Likeness of God, Transformation, Luke 10 38-42, Martha and Mary, Desert Fathers

Rights Statement

Copyright 2021, author

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