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Grace

Christopher M. Cullen

in Bonaventure

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149258
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.003.0010

Series: Great Medieval Thinkers

 Grace

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Bonaventure distinguishes three meanings for grace. First, in a general sense, it is the assistance freely and liberally granted by God to creatures performing any of their acts. Second, in a more proper sense, grace (gratia) is a term usually reserved for the gift from God by which the human soul is perfected and transformed. Third, is the concept of created sense as the means of justification and of this justification involving a change in being.

Keywords: God; restoration; virtues; soul; Holy Spirit

Chapter.  5304 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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