Personal Deification Part 4

In part 4 of our conversation with Dr. M. David Litwa we continue talking about Yaldabaoth and what might happen to him. We compare that to the figure of Lucifer as the self-deifying rebel. The Gospel of Thomas is full of teachings about our own self deification. We then talk about the American Protestant error of deification by Grace. We close things out with a brief overview of self deification traditions in the modern world.

Dr. Litwa’s new book is Desiring Divinity: Self-deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking, and his website is

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