Jean-Claude Larchet: “On the Work of Christ”

Dr. Jean-Claude Larchet (1949-) – is a French Orthodox researcher who is one of the foremost Orthodox Patristics scholars writing today.

larchet“By His Incarnation, Christ has overthrown the barrier which separated our nature from God and has opened that nature once more to the deifying energies of uncreated grace.  By his redemptive work, He has freed us from the tyranny of the devil and destroyed the power of sin.  By His death, He has triumphed over death and corruption.  By His resurrection, He has granted us new and eternal life.  And it is not only human nature, but also the creation as a whole which Christ heals and restores, by uniting it in Himself with God the Father, thereby abolishing the divisions and ending the disorders that reigned within it because of sin.”  From The Theology of Illness, pp. 40, 41.

 

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