Karma or Grace?

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199284597
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603778 | DOI:
 							Karma or Grace?

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This chapter defines two abstract systems of salvation called Karma and Grace. It then asks the question: On philosophical grounds alone, which is superior? Five criticisms that defenders of Karma might make against Grace are discussed, as well as five arguments that can be made against Karma. It is impossible to answer the question definitively without bringing in metaphysical questions like whether God exists, but the tentative conclusion is that Grace is superior.

Keywords: Karma; Grace; salvation; suffering

Chapter.  8211 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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