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Inner grace : Augustine in the traditions of Plato and Paul

Author: Phillip Cary
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Most theologians want to paint the development of Augustine's doctrine of grace as a turn away from Platonist philosophy to something more distinctively Christian, but Phillip Cary argues that it is a synthesis of the two, a development within Augustine's Christian Platonism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cary, Phillip, 1958-
Inner grace.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007028375
(OCoLC)156874689
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Cary
ISBN: 9780198044338 019804433X 9781435633797 1435633792
OCLC Number: 213813054
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Platonist grace : inner help to love --
Wisdom and virtue --
Conversion and purification --
Beauty and love --
Free will against autonomy --
From fear to love --
Against Augustine on the Jews --
Dialogue with Plato --
The widening scope of inner help --
Connections of love --
Pauline grace : human will and divine choice --
Good will before Paul --
Willing becomes difficult --
Stages --
The place of merit --
Early inconsistency --
Jacob and Esau --
The call to faith --
Assent or delight? --
No external cause of grace --
Reading Paul's admonition --
Anti-pelagian grace : clarifying prevenience --
The shape of the controversy --
The grace of participation --
Uncovering pelagian evasions --
Augustine's evasiveness --
The missing piece of the puzzle --
Taught by God --
Predestined grace : conversion and election --
The grace of beginnings --
Converting Paul's will --
Coercion on the Damascus Road --
The experience of grace in disarray --
God turns hearts --
Problems of perseverance --
Biblical election.
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Most theologians want to paint the development of Augustine's doctrine of grace as a turn away from Platonist philosophy to something more distinctively Christian, but Phillip Cary argues that it is a synthesis of the two, a development within Augustine's Christian Platonism.

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