Item description for History and Theology of Grace: The Catholic Teaching on Divine Grace by John A. Hardon...
Among the mysteries of Catholicism, none is more practically important than the doctrine of grace. It is at the very heart of Christianity because it describes the panorama of God's dealings with mankind. However, the doctrine of grace is not simple, as may be seen from the sequence of errors in the understanding of grace seen along the path of the Church's history.
In History and Theology of Grace, Fr. Hardon provides: - a rich and detailed summary of the Church's understanding of Grace, - a well-ordered historical account of how the Church's understanding of grace developed, - an overview of the heresies on the doctrine of grace that have emerged throughout Church history, and - an explanation of how the theology of grace impacts every aspect of Christian religion.
Fr. Hardon reminds all Catholics of the integral role grace plays in our daily lives and how a clear grasp of the basic principles of grace is useful, and may at times be indispensable, for directing oneself and others on the road to salvation.
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Studio: Veritas Press of Ave Maria College
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.49 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2005
Publisher Veritas Press of Ave Maria College
ISBN 0970610610 ISBN13 9780970610614
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More About John A. Hardon
Fr. John Hardon (19142000) received his master s degree from Loyola University in 1941 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1947. He received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the Gregorian University in 1951, and became a Jesuit in 1953. A college professor, confessor, and spiritual director, he was the author of many books."
John A. Hardon currently resides in Detroit, in the state of Michigan.
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The Clearest Explanation Jan 11, 2009
By comparing the many theories of grace from an historical perspective, the author presents an explanation of the topic that is surely one of the clearest available. The problems of grave vs. free will and grave vs. merit are discussed extensively. You do not need to be a specialist to appreciate this book, but the citations of the original documents and Scripture are particularly helpful to those who want to check the author's summaries.