The Doctrine of Deification: Mystical Experience as Dogmatic Foundation in St. Gregory Palamas

Marcus Plested

Marquette University

This lecture is part of the conference Renewing Mystical Theology: The Link Between Theological Doctrine and Spiritual Practice in Medieval Spiritualities, which took place online on 26-27 February 2021.

Marcus Plested is professor of historical theology at Marquette University. An Oxford graduate, he is author of The Macarian Legacy (OUP Press, 2004) and Orthodox Readings of Aquinas (OUP, 2012). He is an expert on patristic, medieval Byzantine and modern eastern Orthodox theologies.