The Meaning of Grace9780933932944
By Charles Journet
Few concepts are more important in Catholic theology than that of grace, but most adult Catholics never move beyond a schoolchild’s understanding of grace. Charles Journet explores philosophy, revelation and history to explain grace fully. Journet lays out both the doctrinal development of grace and corrects persistent mistakes that Catholics make about grace. He covers habitual grace, actual grace, predestination, justification, merit, and much more. He even includes a revealing exploration of Adam’s earthly paradise and how the nature of the Fall called forth God’s response of grace.