EWTN Catholic Q&A
Which Early Church Father said:
Question from Bob BrueckL on 12-12-2012:

"Deification demands the kenosis and self-emptying of the adopted sons in order to lay hold of the divine to the same degree as that to which the Logos of God truly became man."

Any help would be appreciated, or if you can point me in the right direction. Thank you.

Answer by Fr. John Echert on 12-12-2012:

Saint Maximus the Confessor of the Sixth Century. See the following link, page 34 of the book by this Saint:

http://books.google.com/books?id=DEpOMmY51_MC&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=Deification+demands+the+kenosis+and+self-emptying+of+the+adopted+sons&source=bl&ots=lOgGVDsXFq&sig=G7ZhwxFfGRpnpBu-b5c8UwkoAQQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CdzIUI7fPObF0AHgn4CwBg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Deification%20demands%20the%20kenosis%20and%20self-emptying%20of%20the%20adopted%20sons&f=false

Thanks, Bob

Father Echert

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