"Draw me after you": toward an erotic theosis

Aaron B. Davis*

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In this article I propose an erotic theosis as a fruitful possibility for conceptualising our final participation in union with God in the beatific vision and for imaging said participation on earth. Particularly, I propose a synthesis of recent work from Oliver Crisp on theosis with that of Sarah Coakley on sexual desire as an especially helpful way in which to conceive of our ever-deepening participation in God's love. Further, this synthesis uses contributions from Erin Dufault-Hunter on the intersections of sexual desire and ethics as a catalyst for its recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-152
Number of pages14
JournalScottish Journal of Theology
Issue number2
Early online date7 Feb 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2023


  • Desire
  • Divination
  • Sarah Coakley
  • Oliver Crisp
  • Erin Dufault-Hunter
  • Theosis


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