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God's Grace and Human Action:
     

God's Grace and Human Action: "Merit" in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas

by Joseph P. Wawrykow
 

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Offering a fresh approach to one significant aspect of the soteriology of Thomas Aquinas, God’s Grace and Human Action brings important scholarship and insight to the issue of merit in Aquinas’s theology. Through a careful historical analysis, Joseph P. Wawrykow delineates the precise function of merit in Aquinas's account of salvation,

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Offering a fresh approach to one significant aspect of the soteriology of Thomas Aquinas, God’s Grace and Human Action brings important scholarship and insight to the issue of merit in Aquinas’s theology. Through a careful historical analysis, Joseph P. Wawrykow delineates the precise function of merit in Aquinas's account of salvation, revealing that the attainment of salvation through merit testifies not only to the dignity of the human person but even more to the goodness of God.

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Religious Studies Review
“Recommended with great enthusiasm to historians of medieval and Reformation theology.”
The Thomist
“There is much to be learned from this very intelligent book. The author’s insistence on the evidence for development in Thomas’s understanding, his broad reading, his alertness to the interconnectedness of Thomas’s ideas, and his willingness to grapple with the details of a text all combine to yield a wealth of insights. Wawrykow has gone a long way toward recovering the ‘essential spirit’ of Thomas’s notion of merit, and any serious discussion of the doctrine of merit or of Thomas’s theology of grace will have to come to terms with his achievement.”
Speculum
“In his scholarly study God’s Grace and Human Action Joseph Wawrykow seeks to remedy the failures of his predecessors. Wawrykow is sensitive to Aquinas’s intellectual development and offers useful insight into the reasons Aquinas altered his views as he matured as a theologian. What emerges is a ‘big picture’ of Aquinas’s discussions of grace and merit, not just as independent treatises, but as contributions to a larger theological project.” —Speculum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268010317
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph P. Wawrykow teaches medieval theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of The Westminster Handbook to Thomas Aquinas (2005), and co-editor of Christ Among the Medieval Dominicans (1998) and The Theology of Thomas Aquinas (2005).

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