In the Greek Orthodox church, the idea of deification, that a person is a microcosm of God, is very inspiring. It is close to the Asian tradition that states that the body of a human being is a minicosmos. God made humans so that humans can become God. A human being is a miniGod, a micro-theos who has been created in order to participate in the divinity of God.

Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ