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Sin, Grace and Free Will

By Matthew Knell
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  • Pages : 268
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In this first volume of Sin, Grace and Free Will, Matthew Knell embarks on a journey through centuries of Christian thought, from the Apostolic Fathers to St Augustine of Hippo. While the themes of sin, grace and free will are familiar to any Christian, Knell provides a comprehensive overview of how people such as Irenaeus, Gregory of Nazianzus and Augustine explored these ideas, following the development of early church philosophy on topics such as the problem of evil and the crucial difference between conscious and unconscious sin, as well as the distinction between body and soul. An indispensable primer for any beginning scholar, Sin, Grace and Free Will presents the writings of Christian thinkers of the early church in context and examines the progress of church doctrine from the nascent model of sin in the Shepherd of Hermas to Origen's analysis of divine influence on human will and Augustine's seminal work on grace and salvation.

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The Christian life is built on three seemingly unremarkable practices: reading the Bible, prayer, and fellowship with other believers. However, according to David Mathis, such “habits of grace” are the God-designed channels through which his glorious grace flows—making them life-giving practices for all Christians. Whether it’s hearing God’s voice (the Word), having his ear (prayer), or participating in his body (fellowship), such spiritual rhythms of the Christian life have the power to awaken our souls to God’s glory and stir our hearts for lifelong service in his name. What’s more, these seemingly simple practices grant us access to a host of spiritual blessings that we can only begin to imagine this side of eternity—and the incredible joy that such blessings bring to God’s children today.

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Nearly 200,000 copies sold! Chosen by God by Dr. R. C. Sproul is a contemporary classic on predestination, a doctrine that isn’t just for Calvinists. It is a doctrine for all biblical Christians. In this updated and expanded edition of Chosen by God, Sproul shows that the doctrine of predestination doesn’t create a whimsical or spiteful picture of God, but rather paints a portrait of a loving God who provides redemption for radically corrupt humans. We choose God because he has opened our eyes to see his beauty; we love him because he first loved us. There is mystery in God’s ways, but not contradiction.

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The philosopher and theologian, Saint Augustine, one of the Latin Fathers of the Church, created a theological system of great power and lasting influence. His numerous written works, including ‘Confessions’ and ‘City of God’, laid the foundation for much of medieval and modern Christian thought. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Augustine’s collected works, with relevant illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Illustrated with images relating to Augustine's life and works * Features almost the complete works of Augustine * Concise introductions to the major works * Includes translations previously appearing in the ‘Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Series’, edited by Philip Schaff * Images of famous paintings inspired by Augustine * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the chapters or works you want to read with individual contents tables * Provides special dual English and Latin texts of ‘Confessions’ and ‘City of God’, allowing readers to compare the sections chapter by chapter– ideal for students * Features two bonus biographies – discover Augustine's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set CONTENTS: The Translations ON CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE (De doctrina Christiana) CONFESSIONS (Confessiones) THE CITY OF GOD (De civitate Dei) ON THE TRINITY (De trinitate) ENCHIRIDION (Enchiridion ad Laurentium, seu de fide, spe et caritate) ON THE CATECHISING OF THE UNINSTRUCTED (De catechizandis rudibus) ON FAITH AND THE CREED (De fide et symbolo) CONCERNING FAITH OF THINGS NOT SEEN (De fide rerum invisibilium) ON THE PROFIT OF BELIEVING (De utilitate credendi) ON THE CREED: A SERMON TO CATECHUMENS (De symbolo ad catechumenos) ON CONTINENCE (De continentia) ON THE GOOD OF MARRIAGE (De bono coniugali) ON HOLY VIRGINITY (De sancta virginitate) ON THE GOOD OF WIDOWHOOD (De bono viduitatis) ON LYING (De mendacio) TO CONSENTIUS: AGAINST LYING (Contra mendacium) ON THE WORK OF MONKS (De opere monachorum) ON PATIENCE (De patientia) ON CARE TO BE HAD FOR THE DEAD (De cura pro mortuis gerenda) ON THE MORALS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH (De moribus ecclesiae catholicae) ON THE MORALS OF THE MANICHAEANS (De moribus Manichaeorum) CONTENTS ON TWO SOULS, AGAINST THE MANICHAEANS (De duabus animabus) ACTS OR DISPUTATION AGAINST FORTUNATUS THE MANICHAEAN (Acta contra Fortunatum Manichaeum) AGAINST THE EPISTLE OF MANICHAEUS CALLED FUNDAMENTAL (Contra epistulam Manichaei quam vocant fundamenti) REPLY TO FAUSTUS THE MANICHAEAN (Contra Faustum) CONCERNING THE NATURE OF GOOD, AGAINST THE MANICHAEANS (De natura boni contra Manichaeos) ON BAPTISM, AGAINST THE DONATISTS (De baptismo) THE CORRECTION OF THE DONATISTS (De correctione Donatistarum) ON MERITS AND REMISSION OF SIN, AND INFANT BAPTISM (De peccatorum meritis et remissione et de baptismo parvulorum) ON THE SPIRIT AND THE LETTER (De spiritu et littera) ON NATURE AND GRACE (De natura et gratia) ON MAN’S PERFECTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS (De perfectione iustitiae hominis) ON THE PROCEEDINGS OF PELAGIUS (De gestis Pelagii) ON THE GRACE OF CHRIST, AND ON ORIGINAL SIN (De gratia Christi et de peccato originali) ON MARRIAGE AND CONCUPISCENCE (De nuptiis et concupiscientia) AGAINST TWO LETTERS OF THE PELAGIANS (Contra duas epistulas Pelagianorum) ON GRACE AND FREE WILL (De gratia et libero arbitrio) ON THE PREDESTINATION OF THE SAINTS (De praedestinatione sanctorum) OUR LORD’S SERMON ON THE MOUNT (De sermone Domini in monte) ON THE HARMONY OF THE EVANGELISTS (De consensu evangelistarum) TREATISES ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (In Iohannis evangelium tractatus) SOLILOQUIES (Soliloquiorum libri duo) ENARRATIONS, OR EXPOSITIONS, ON THE PSALMS (Enarrationes in Psalmos) ANSWER TO THE LETTERS OF PETILIAN, BISHOP OF CIRTA (Contra litteras Petiliani) SERMONS, AMONG WHICH A SERIES ON SELECTED LESSONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT OUR LORD’S SERMON ON THE MOUNT HOMILIES, AMONG WHICH A SERIES ON THE FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN Selected Latin Texts LIST OF LATIN TEXTS The Dual Texts DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXTS The Biographies SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO by Gustav Krüger ST. AUGUSTIN’S LIFE AND WORK from Schaff’s Church History The Delphi Classics Catalogue Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

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By Robert E. Picirilli
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  • Total of Pages : 150
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Whether man has free will continues to be a hot topic among Bible teachers and theologians. After defining the issues involved, from both a worldview and a biblical standpoint, this work devotes three chapters to exploring the single-volume treatments against free will by the great theologians Luther, Calvin, and Edwards. The author then responds to the major issues involved in their objections to free will: foreknowledge and necessity, human depravity and the grace of God, the sovereignty and all-encompassing providence of God, and Edwards's rationalistic argument. In each instance, the doctrine of free will, rightly understood, is in full and biblical accord with these concerns. A concluding chapter summarizes and expresses the bottom-line differences in the doctrine of salvation between the Arminian and the Calvinistic wings of reformed theology.

Systematic Theology

By Francis Schüssler Fiorenza,John P. Galvin
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  • Total of Pages : 384
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"The disciplinary barriers that have divided the confessions are broken through, not only in biblical or historical studies, but in dogmatics itself."--George A. Lindbeck"This is a fine introduction to the major areas in Roman Catholic systematic theology, produced by a first- rate team of scholars. It should be widely used in colleges and theological schools."--Gerald O'Collins, S.J.Dean of the Theology FacultyGregorian University"This fine collection brings together recent Roman Catholic and ecumenical discussion on major theological themes. It is a contemporary and collaborative summa, valuable for students and teacher alike."--Ann E. Carr Professor of TheologyThe Divinity SchoolUniversity of Chicago

Circle of Grace

By Mikie Casem
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None of us can predict the endless twists and turns of life or the unimaginable impact that our Christian faith can have on its outcome. Through faith, one of God’s gifts we receive at our baptism, we are able to share God’s kindness and love – His Grace – among one another. Through God’s gift of free will, we can choose or not choose to share or seek God’s grace. Aside from so-called routine acts of kindness, grace encounters can come crashing into our laps out of nowhere or perhaps through a vague awareness that a stranger somewhere is facing a crisis. Our response often demands an extraordinary act of faith. In an uplifting tone, sprinkled with self-effacing, humorous reflections, Mikie Casem poignantly unfolds an often painful journey which led him and his wife, Rita, to not one, but two, extraordinary encounters with grace and a woman named Theresa Palumbo. During their journey, more than a few Catholic Clergy and Religious offered them practical advice, lifted them up from despair or challenged them to grow in their faith. Theresa Palumbo also candidly shares her two extraordinary encounters with Mikie and Rita: first, as an unwed, pregnant teen who was welcomed into the Casem home to live with a family she had never met and again, 32 years later, living 300 miles away, married with a family of her own and teaching school, when Theresa learned of Mikie’s end-stage illness. She made an astonishing decision to return and do what she could to try to save his life.

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The Pelagian Controversy (411–431) was one of the most important theological controversies in the history of Christianity. It was a bitter and messy affair in the evening of the Roman Empire that addressed some of the most important questions that we ask about ourselves: Who are we? What does it mean to be a human being? Are we good, or are we evil? Are we burdened by an uncontrollable impulse to sin? Do we have free will? It was comprised by a group of men who were some of the greatest thinkers of Late Antiquity, such as Augustine, Jerome, John Cassian, Pelagius, Caelestius, and Julian of Eclanum. These men were deeply immersed in the rich Roman literary and intellectual traditions of that time, and they, along with many other great minds of this period, tried to create equally rich Christian literary and intellectual traditions. This controversy—which is usually of interest only to historians and theologians of Christianity—should be appreciated by a wide audience because it was the primary event that shaped the way Christians came to understand the human person for the next 1,600 years. It is still relevant today because anthropological questions continue to haunt our public discourse.

The Bondage of the Will

By Martin Luther
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This edition of the Bondage of the Will was translated by Henry Cole in 1823. "Free will was no academic question to Luther; the whole Gospel of the grace of God, he held, was bound up with it, and stood or fell according to the way one decided it . . . . It is not the part of a true theologian, Luther holds, to be unconcerned, or to pretend to be unconcerned, when the Gospel is in danger . . . . The doctrine of the Bondage of the Will in particular was the corner-stone of the Gospel and the foundation of faith'' (40-41, emphasis added). ''In particular, the denial of free will was to Luther the foundation of the Biblical doctrine of grace, and a hearty endorsement of that denial was the first step for anyone who would understand the Gospel and come to faith in God. The man who has not yet practically and experimentally learned the bondage of his will in sin has not yet comprehended any part of the Gospel" "Justification by faith only is a truth that needs interpretation. The principle of sola fide [by faith alone] is not rightly understood till it is seen as anchored in the broader principle of sola gratia [by grace alone]; . . . for to rely on one's self for faith is not different in principle from relying on one's self for works" The Bible teaches that faith itself is and has to be, a gift of God, by grace, and not of self (Ephesians 2:8). It is safe to deduce that for Luther, any evangelist who advocates free will has not only ''not yet comprehended any part of the Gospel, '' but also that he has not yet preached the Gospel at all; his is a counterfeit gospel.Luther was ordered to recant his teachings on threat of excommunication. Luther thundered, ''Unless I am convinced by Scriptures and plain reason [for Luther, this meant logic], my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything. Here I stand, I can do no other!" [From a review in The Trinity Review] Martin Luther (1483-1546) shattered the structure of the Medieval Church by demanding that the authority for doctrine and practice be the Scriptures rather than popes or councils, and ignited the famous Protestant Reformation. The Roman Catholic hierarchy could not refute his logic, so they attempted to have him killed. But he was protected by Frederic. It has been said that more books have been written about Luther than about any other person except Jesus Christ. 164 pages, hard cover

Erasmus and Luther: The Battle over Free Will

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  • Book Code : 1603848223
  • Total of Pages : 416
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This compilation of writings from Erasmus and Luther's great debate--over free will and grace, and their respective efficacy for salvation--offers a fuller representation of the disputants' main arguments than has ever been available in a single volume in English. Included are key, corresponding selections from not only Erasmus' conciliatory A Discussion or Discourse concerning Free Will and Luther's forceful and fully argued rebuttal, but--with the battle now joined--from Erasmus' own forceful and fully argued rebuttal of Luther. Students of Reformation theology, Christian humanism, and sixteenth-century rhetoric will find here the key to a wider appreciation of one of early modern Christianity’s most illuminating and disputed controversies.

Concerning Grace and Free Will

By Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,Aeterna Press
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The treatise of St. Bernard De Gratia et Libero Arbitrio was written at some time shortly previous to the year 1128, and therefore before the author had attained his thirty-eighth year. St. Bernard, in a letter addressed to Hincmar, Chancellor of the Holy See, which the Benedictine editor dates as circ. an. mcxxviii, refers to the fact that Geoffrey, Bishop of Chartres, had asked him to send Hincmar some of his “opuscula”; he had at the time, so he thought, nothing at hand worthy of Hincmar’s attention, but he adds: “Libellum tamen De Gratia et Libero Arbitrio nuper edidi; illum uobis libenter mittam, cum uos uelle cognouero” (St. Bern. Epist. LII).

Ornaments of Grace

By Leisa Ress
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  • Total of Pages : 98
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Ornaments of Grace is a Titus 2 mentoring ministry. Its name is derived from Proverbs 3:21, 22 (NIV), Preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. The ornaments of grace curriculum is based foundationally on Titus 2:1, 35 (ESV), But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine . . . Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice

By Grace Ji-Sun Kim,Jenny Daggers
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137462221
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Social Science
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This book develops creative imagining of traditional doctrines. Chapters show the effectiveness of Latina/mujerista, evangélica, womanist, Asian American, and white feminist imaginings in the furthering of global gender justice.

Atonement, Christology and the Trinity

By Vincent Brmmer
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  • Book Code : 1000153614
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For many believers today the doctrines of Atonement, Christology and the Trinity seem like puzzling constructions produced by academic theologians. They are cast in unintelligible forms of thought derived from Platonism or from feudal society, and for many their existential relevance for life today remains unclear. This book introduces these doctrines and proposes a reinterpretation in the light of the claim of many Christian mystics that ultimate happiness is to be found in enjoying the loving fellowship of God. This claim is amatrix of faith in terms of which these doctrines are shown to be relevant for the life of faith of believers today. Furthermore, since this matrix can be defended within all three Abrahamic traditions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the proposed understanding of these doctrines can also contribute usefully to the necessary dialogue between these traditions in a globalised world.

Volume 4: Kierkegaard and the Patristic and Medieval Traditions

By Jon Stewart
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351874608
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Philosophy
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This volume features articles which employ source-work research to trace Kierkegaard's understanding and use of authors from the Patristic and Medieval traditions. It covers an extraordinarily long period of time from Cyprian and Tertullian in the second century to Thomas à Kempis in the fifteenth. Despite its heterogeneity and diversity in many aspects, this volume has a clear point of commonality in all its featured sources: Christianity. Kierkegaard's relation to the Patristic and Medieval traditions has been a rather neglected area of research in Kierkegaard studies. This is somewhat surprising given the fact that the young Kierkegaard learned about the Patristic authors during his studies at the University of Copenhagen and was clearly fascinated by many aspects of their writings and the conceptions of Christian religiosity found there. With regard to the medieval tradition, in addition to any number of theological issues, medieval mysticism, medieval art, the medieval church, troubadour poetry and the monastic movement were all themes that exercised Kierkegaard during different periods of his life. Although far from uncritical, he seems at times to idolize both the Patristic tradition and the Middle Ages as contrastive terms to the corrupt and decadent modern world with its complacent Christianity. While he clearly regards the specific forms of this Medieval appropriation of Christianity to be misguided, he is nonetheless positively disposed toward the general understanding of it as something to be lived and realized by each individual.

Free Will and God's Universal Causality

By W. Matthews Grant
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350082910
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
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The traditional doctrine of God's universal causality holds that God directly causes all entities distinct from himself, including all creaturely actions. But can our actions be free in the strong, libertarian sense if they are directly caused by God? W. Matthews Grant argues that free creaturely acts have dual sources, God and the free creaturely agent, and are ultimately up to both in a way that leaves all the standard conditions for libertarian freedom satisfied. Offering a comprehensive alternative to existing approaches for combining theism and libertarian freedom, he proposes new solutions for reconciling libertarian freedom with robust accounts of God's providence, grace, and predestination. He also addresses the problem of moral evil without the commonly employed Free Will Defense. Written for analytic philosophers and theologians, Grant's approach can be characterized as “neo-scholastic” as well as “analytic,” since many of the positions defended are inspired by, consonant with, and develop resources drawn from the scholastic tradition, especially Aquinas.

Grace Unlimited

By Clark H. Pinnock
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1579102379
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Religion
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This book considers the universality of grace and presupposes that God is just in an unqualified manner, desiring the salvation of all sinners. The writers examine the concepts of faith, election and predestination and argue against the position that some people are predestinated for eternal life or everlasting death.

Anselm on Freedom

By Katherin Rogers
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191552410
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Philosophy
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Can human beings be free and responsible if there is a God? Anselm of Canterbury, the first Christian philosopher to propose that human beings have a really robust free will, offers viable answers to questions which have plagued religious people for at least two thousand years: If divine grace cannot be merited and is necessary to save fallen humanity, how can there be any decisive role for individual free choice to play? If God knows today what you are going to choose tomorrow, then when tomorrow comes you have to choose what God foreknew, so how can your choice be free? If human beings must have the option to choose between good and evil in order to be morally responsible, must God be able to choose evil? Anselm answers these questions with a sophisticated theory of free will which defends both human freedom and the sovereignty and goodness of God.

Understand Emerging Church Theology

By Jeremy Bouma
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  • Publisher : THEOKLESIA
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 398
  • Category : Religion
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**3 Emergent Theology Response Books in 1!** Includes best selling books: •Reimagining the Kingdom: The Generational Development of Liberal Kingdom Theology from Schleiermacher to McLaren •The Gospel of Brian McLaren: A New Kind of Christianity for a Multi-Faith World •Reimagining the Christian Faith: Exploring the Emergent Theology of Doug Pagitt, Peter Rollins, Samir Selmanovic, and Brian McLaren On February 8, 2010 pastor and theologian Jeremy Bouma did something he thought he’d never do: He said “Goodbye, Emergent”! Once upon a time he was enamored by the "I-am-not-a-movement-but-a-conversation" known as the Emerging Church after entering a period of faith deconstruction and reconstruction nine years ago. Like many young adults, for the first time he was taking his faith in Jesus Christ seriously and asking a whole lot of questions along the way—which the Emergent Church helped foster and nurture. But then something happened: He came to realize the Emerging Church is a form of Christianity other-than the versions that currently exist but mirror those that have already existed, mainly the false theology of theological liberalism. Understand Emerging Church Theology is a bundle of three books representing his best selling work as a former Emergent insider and historical theologian. He offers it to help empower other interested Christians to respond to the foreign theology of the Emerging Church and do what Jude urges the Church to do: “contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.” (Jude 3)

The Two-Fold Knowledge

By Franz Posset
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532645899
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Religion
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Collected Works Vol. 1: The Two-Fold Knowledge: Readings on the Knowledge of Self and the Knowledge of God Vol. 2: Pater Bernhardus: Martin Luther and Bernard of Clairvaux Vol. 3: Luther’s Catholic Christology According to His Johannine Lectures of 1527

Augustine on the Will

By Han-luen Kantzer Komline
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190948825
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Religion
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This book provides a framework for Augustine's understanding of will, an aspect of his thought that has proven to be both essential and inscrutable. On the one hand, the Augustinian will is everywhere. It comes up constantly both in Augustine's thought and in the massive literature engaging it. The will is impossible to avoid in almost any treatment of any aspect of his thinking, whether theological, philosophical, psychological, or political, because it is at the heart of his understanding of the human person and therefore vital to his understanding of such diverse topics as grace, freedom, the image of God, and moral responsibility. On the other hand, Augustine's understanding of the will resists direct examination. With the exception of an early treatise on free choice, Augustine never devoted a work to exploring the will in a programmatic way. Likewise, while the Augustinian will is constantly invoked in secondary literature, it rarely receives analysis in its own right. Han-luen Kantzer Komline demonstrates that Augustine's view is "theologically differentiated," comprising four distinct types of human will, which correspond to four different theological scenarios. Augustine's innovation consists in distinguishing these types with a detail and clarity unprecedented by any thinker before him. This account of the Augustinian will gives a comprehensive picture of the development and mature shape of Augustine's thinking on this vital yet perennially puzzling topic.

Grace and Freedom

By Bernard Lonergan
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1487599315
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Grace and Freedom represents Lonergan's entry into subject matter that would occupy him throughout his lifetime. At the same time it is a manifestation of the thinking that has made him one of the world's foremost Thomist scholars. The volume is in two parts. Part One is a new edition of "Grace and Freedom: Operative Grace in the Thought of St Thomas Aquinas", four articles written by Lonergan in 1941-42, first published in book form in 1971. This edition includes new notes and indices. Part Two is Lonergan's doctoral dissertation, "Gratia Operans", submitted to the Gregorian University, Rome, in 1940. Published here in full for the first time, the dissertation provides important context and background for the articles in the first part. Lonergan's thesis is that, from the sixteenth century onwards, commentators on Thomas Aquinas lacked historical consciousness, raised questions that Thomas had never considered, and obfuscated the issues. Lonergan's achievement consists in having retrieved the actual position of Thomas by adopting a historical approach that has reconstructed his intellectual development on grace. The majority of contemporary theologians now agree with the implementation of the historical method. What Lonergan also adds is a unique diagnosis of the mistakes made by the modern scholastic authors in their treatment of grace. Throughout this work, Lonergan discovers in Thomas a mind in constant development, displaying radical shifts on fundamental questions. Together the two parts not only reveal an essential step in Lonergan's own development, but also make an impressive contribution to Thomist studies.

Did Jesus Teach Salvation by Works?

By Alan P. Stanley
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  • Book Code : 1597526800
  • Total of Pages : 436
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This book investigates the role of works in salvation in the Synoptic Gospels. Jesus was all too aware of people who claimed to believe in Him and yet proved to be not truly born again (e.g., John 2:23-25; 8:31-46). A profession of faith made at some point during one's life is no guarantee that heaven awaits that person. Such professions or conversion experiences must be followed by changed lives if faith is to be shown to be genuine saving faith. Hence Jesus teaches that regardless of one's profession, if one does not demonstrate a changed life produced by God, one will not enter into heaven. Such a judgment will be made when Jesus returns and judges every person according to his or her works. While this may seem contradictory to some more well-known passages ruling out the role of works in salvation (e.g., Rom 3:21-4:25; Gal 2:16-21; Eph 2:8-9), there is every good reason to understand that Jesus' teachings complement such passages. The works that admit one into heaven are not works produced by the flesh before conversion but works produced by God after conversion. They will fundamentally be characterized by a life of discipleship, love for others, and endurance in faith and obedience, and will therefore serve to confirm that one indeed did have a relationship with God during one's life. Hence Jesus did teach salvation by works. However God is the one who produces the works and they occur after conversion. Thus salvation is not one's initial conversion but one's final entrance into heaven.