New Credo Podcast! What is the Doctrine of Participation?
What does it mean to participate in God? In what ways do we share in Christ? Protestants today are oftentimes unfamiliar with or even suspicious towards the doctrine of participating in God. As some claim, does participation confuse the creation and the Creator?
In this episode, Andrew Davison joins Matthew Barrett to show how this doctrine is in fact essential to our understanding of Christian theology itself. Participation in God affects everything in theology from the doctrine of creation and the image of God to salvation and the telos of the Christian life. What is the happy life? What is virtue? How do these inform our eschatology? All of these questions and more are the focus of this week’s episode on participation in God. Ultimately, everything in the world has God as its origin—and as we will see, our final destination of happiness in seeing God is nothing less than a participation in God himself.