Grace, Articles on
GRACE, ARTICLES ON
The articles on grace deal with various aspects of the divine gift whereby God intervenes in the created universe and transforms the human person. The principal articles are: grace (in the bible) and grace (theology of); see also christian anthropology. Shorter articles treating of the nature of grace include grace, created and uncreated; indwelling, divine; habit (in theology). There are also individual articles on grace in its various infused forms: e.g., faith; hope; holy spirit, gifts of.
Many of the articles on grace are grouped around the antinomies that prompted the great historical controversies (see grace, controversies on; conversion and grace, controversies on). There are primarily three such antinomies. For grace and human cooperation, see, e.g., justification; justice, double; pelagius and pelagianism; semi-pelagianism; imputation of justice and merit; synergism; see also merit. For grace and human freedom, see, e.g., free will and grace; baius and baianism; jansenism; molinism; bÁÑez and baÑezianism; congruism; congregatio de auxiliis; premotion, physical; grace, efficacious; grace, sufficient; predestination (in catholic theology); predestination (in non-catholic theology). For grace and human nature, see, e.g., grace and nature; pure nature, state of; supernatural existential; elevation of man.
There are other articles as well that deal with the acquisition of grace and its effect on the human person. See especially conversion, ii (theology of); converts and conversion; redemption (theology of); and the numerous articles in sacramental theology (see sacraments, articles on).
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