Abilene Campus (Residential)
Date of Award
Theology, Ministry, Missions (GST)
Master of Arts
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Frederick D. Aquino
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
How does human friendship contribute to the process of deification? In this thesis, I will argue that a kind of “spiritual friendship” contributes to the process of deification by placing the human agent in a better position for acquiring self-knowledge, and avoiding false beliefs or misunderstandings about the self. This acquisition of self-knowledge is an important part of the deification process, which involves not just a moral and ontological transformation, but an epistemological one as well.
Hale, Matthew, "Deification, Friendship, and Self-Knowledge" (2015). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2.