Few Topics In Theology Are As Complex And Multifaceted As Grace Over The Course Of Centuries, Many Seemingly Arbitrary Distinctions And Arcane Debates Have Arisen Around It Edward Oakes, However, Argues That All Of These Distinctions And Debates Are Ultimately Motivated By One Central Question What Are God S Intentions For The WorldIn A Theology Of Grace In Six Controversies Oakes Examines Issues Relating To Grace And Points Them Back To That Central Question, Illuminating And Explaining What Is Really At Stake In These Debates Maintaining That Controversies Clarify Issues, Especially Those As Convoluted As That Of Grace, Oakes Works Through Six Central Debates On The Topic, Including Sin And Justification, Evolution And Original Sin, And Free Will And Predestination. Wide ranging and thorough treatment of the theology of grace Takes a solidly Christological approach to resolving some of the thorniest issues Good footnotes pointing to further reading The only substantial criticism I would
A very fascinating book looking at various controversies on grace, from a Catholic perspective While some chapters were just OK, the chapter on nature and grace was very good. A helpful treatment of some historically divisive issues surrounding grace nature and grace, sin and justification, evolution and original sin, predestination and free will, experience and divination, and finally, Mariolog
Controversies clarify, Oakes insists Good work of showing how theological debates fights over the years have brought clarity but not so much understanding Excellent book to study Not an easy read.
- 288 pages
- A Theology of Grace in Six Controversies
- Edward T. Oakes
- 14 December 2019 Edward T. Oakes