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Ezekelian Pentecost and Hearts of Flesh

Ezekiel 11:14-21 Finally, after eleven chapters of prophetic judgment and doom, the LORD speaks a word of hope: And the word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, your brethren, even your brethren, your fellow exiles, the whole … Continue reading

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Oecumenical Grace: Comparisons

In the concluding chapter of their book The Theology of Grace and the Oecumenical Movement, Charles Mœller and Gérard Philips address the differences between the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Reformed Churches on the mystery of grace. The Churches agree on … Continue reading

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Oecumenical Grace: Catholicism and the Divine Life

After briefly reviewing the medieval Latin reflection on uncreated and created grace in their book The Theology of Grace and the Oecumenical Movement (everything in this little book is brief, too brief!), Charles Mœller and Gérard Philips propose that a … Continue reading

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Oecumenical Grace: Roman Catholicism and Created Grace

We begin with St Augustine of Hippo. Of course. His reflections on the mystery of grace have been determinative for Western Christianity. He taught the Latin Church that from beginning to end the Christian life is completely dependent upon the … Continue reading

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Grace Oecumenical

What is grace? Back in the 1950s a group of theologians in France met regularly for ecumenical dialogue.  The results of their conversations were published in the theological journal Irénikon. The participants represented the Catholic, Reformed, and Orthodox traditions. Because … Continue reading

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