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Synergism
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1. Concept

“Synergism” (from Gk. synergeō, “work together”) denotes all theological positions that teach a cooperation of human beings with divine grace, so that both their own action and divine grace are the cause of their justification2). In contrast to this view are theological systems that regard human beings as incapable of salvation because of their corruption through original sin3.2) and the bondage of their will. These systems assign…

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Neuner, Peter, “Synergism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 25 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.117>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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