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Grace - Structure of De Gratia
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Part of Grace:

1. Biblical

2. Theological

3. Structure of De Gratia

1. Definition and divisions. a) The theology of grace (De gratia) is that part of a theological anthropology which deals with man as redeemed and justified. Rightly understood, therefore, this treatise should not speak in the abstract about grace but about man endowed with grace. For where man’s reality is not envisaged in all its dimensions, the concept of grace in formal abstraction remains either an “experience” of the nature of man or a moral hel…

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Karl Rahner, “Grace - Structure of De Gratia”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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