Albert Wolters suggests in an old Calvin Theological Journal article that Peter's phrase "partakers of divine nature" should be understood covenantally, rather than ontologically. "Partaker" should be rendered "partner" and "divine nature" is simply a circumlocution for "God." We become partners with God when we are delivered from the world.
posted by Peter J. Leithart on Thursday, August 03, 2006 at 09:11 PM
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