Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub (November 1, 2007)
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The doctrine of grace, about the therapeutic, releasing, and empowering presence of the Spirit in human existence, is principal in Christianity. This readable, but in-depth, ancient and interpretive learn retraces the lengthy trajectory of the theology of grace as thinkers grappled with the secret that envelops the interaction among God's lifestyles with us and our universal lifestyles jointly. Retrieving the wealthy symbols of the Christian prior and reinterpreting them inside of their very own cultural context, theologians in several eras formed the advance of a Christian anthropology that performs upon the entire registers of the greatness and distress of the human situation. The presuppositions, questions, and benchmark anthropologies of early Christianity, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Trent, and Rahner are severely analyzed in gentle of modern old experiences and in mild of a brand new weather of ecumenical convergence. The exploration ends by means of probing the anthropology of latest liberation theologies that mark one other turning element within the culture via breaking grace out of the area of privateness and into the sociopolitical area.