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Excellent Contribution Aug 17, 2007
The ambiguous dance between grace and free-will lost a step with the recent passing of Stephen Duffy's life. His book, The Dynamics of Grace: Perspectives in Theological Anthropology, is a most stimulating perspective on the partnership of grace with free-will. As a former student of Duffy's at Loyola of New Orleans, I could clearly see his knowing wit and smile percolate through words of angst in describing God's revelation. This book is a gift to all serious theologians.
For Duffy, revelation is more than an arbitrary Bartian thunderbolt that crashes through reality and also more than a Neo-Platonic reflection of past experiences. Likewise, the dynamic between grace and free will describes a moving relationship beyond an understanding of one versus the other. It is dynamic.
Duffy's book brings readers face-to-face with the contributions and discrepancies of systematic theologians who embrace the study of grace with a passion and love which shall endure the bonds of this life.