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Grace, Doctrine of
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I. History of the Problem – II. Systematic Theology

I. History of the Problem

Augustine's battle against the Pelagians (Pelagius) shaped the doctrine of grace for Western theology. While Greek patristics regarded God's act of grace as “part of the great doctrine of salvation” (Auer 987), the Fall became the central theological problem for Augustine which he treated in independent tractates such as De natura et gratia and De gratia Christi et peccato originali. Thus, the Augustine do…

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Saarinen, Risto, “Grace, Doctrine of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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