A Contemporary Theology of Grace

By Charles R. Meyer

A Contemporary Theology of Grace

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  • ISBN: 9781579109769
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 5/30/2002
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

A Contemporary Theology of Grace

By Charles R. Meyer

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  • ISBN: 9781579109769
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 5/30/2002
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

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For many Christians traditional theology is a rather dull, if not a dead subject. This neither proves that modern people have lost their awareness of God nor their interest in theology; it merely indicates that theologians, by and large, have been speaking in their own tongue to fellow theologians and both what and how they have been saying it seem rather irrelevant to the educated Christian.

This is particularly true of the doctrine of grace, especially when presented in the garb of scholasticism which overemphasizes the rational at the expense of the empirical.

This book is a new beginning; it is an invitation to explore and develop new perspectives and to make a focal doctrine more vital and more intelligible to our times. In explaining grace - "God's loving presence and [human] transformation in it" - the author displays a profound understanding of the religious moods, culture and needs of our time, as well as an expert knowledge of scriptural, patristic, theological and modern ideas on the subject.

Here is a relevant, seminal and eminently readable study for all those interested in a vibrant theology for today and tomorrow.

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Charles R. Meyer

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Rev. Charles R. Meyer was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1945. After obtaining a doctorate in theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois he pursued further historical studies at the Gregorian University in Rome. Currently he is an Emeritus Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake. Among the books he has published are: 'A Contemporary Theology of Grace' (1971), 'The Touch of God: a Theological Analysis of Religious Experience' (1971), 'What a Modern Catholic Believes about the Holy Spirit' (1974), and 'Religious Belief in a Scientific Age' (1983). He has been a frequent contributor to 'Chicago Studies', and his articles have appeared in the 'New Catholic Encyclopedia', 'The American Ecclesiastical Review', 'The Homiletic and Pastoral Review', 'Review for Religious', and 'Worship', among others. He is presently involved with the interface between religion and science.

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