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About John C. Hancock

John C. Hancock was born in Payson, Utah, and raised in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan, Idaho, and Utah. He served a mission in southern Italy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Brigham Young University, and a master’s degree in politics from Hillsdale College. He has participated in study abroad programs in France, Italy, and Israel, and his areas of interest include political philosophy, American politics, literature, languages, religion, and medicine. He also enjoy athletics, art, travel, and music. He currently resides in Provo, Utah.

A Compelling Case for Theosis

Abstract: What is theosis? Why does the doctrine of theosis matter? Why did God become man so that man might become God? In his book To Become Like God, Andrew C. Skinner answers these questions with compelling clarity. He provides ample convincing evidence that, far from being a deviation from original Christian beliefs, the doctrine of theosis, or the belief that human beings have the potential to become like God, is central to the Christian faith.

Review of Andrew C. Skinner, To Become Like God: Witnesses of Our Divine Potential (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2016). 164 pp. $18.99 (hardback).

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