This essay is an imaginative conversation as I engage two religious thinkers—the prolific Reformed theologian Thomas F. Torrance (1913-2007) and the great Vedāntin Rāmānuja (traditionally, 1017–1137). I will compare Torrance’s theology1 of theōsis2 (participation in the life of God) and theōria (contemplation as a way of participation in the life of God) with those of Rāmānuja. Though the words themselves were likely unknown to Rāmānuja, through his works one can see a notion of theōsis.
"Theōsis: A Comparative Study of T. F. Torrance and Rāmānuja,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 30, Article 7.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1659