For Clarification

Hello my friends. I’m currently reading through the Catechism of the Catholic Church and I came across passage that I found rather intriguing. It was section 460, article 3 of The Profession of Faith, paragraph I, Why did the Word become Flesh?.

It says: ‘For the Son of God became man so that we might become God’. I know this ascribed to St. Athanasius of Alexandria but beyond this, while it is expressly telling us of deification, if someone would be able to elaborate, it would be very much appreciated. Also, if at all possible, if you could recommend some books on the Church Fathers, whether the words be from their own mouth or another, that would be helpful also.

Thank you and God Bless you.

For the Son of God became man so that we might become God

I believe this link from EWTN may help to answer your question.

Thank you very much my friend, that clarifies my inquiry completely. Thank you very much!

God bless!

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