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Moved by God to Act

An Ecumenical Ethic of Grace in Community

by Wm. Carter Aikin

Imprint: Cascade Books

262 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.52 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781610975209
  • Published: January 2014

$31.00 / £24.00 / AU$42.00

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  • 9781630871147
  • Published: January 2014

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  • Hardcover
  • 9781498214186
  • Published: January 2014

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Moved by God to Act offers a fresh description of Christian moral action as a moment of connection between divine and human agency. Through an ecumenical consideration of a variety of resources, this book gives an accessible description of the work of God's grace not only in individual Christian agency but also within the dynamics of Christian community. Moved by God to Act brings the contemporary theological ethics of community into dialogue with the pneumatology of Thomas Aquinas. The ethic emerging from this dialogue lifts up the centrality of God's grace in Christian community while at the same time offering a detailed articulation of the human being as naturally and beautifully drawn into cooperation with God's grace in the ethical life. The book concludes by showing how Aquinas stands in substantial harmony with the contemporary authors discussed, offering a proper description of God's agency in individual Christian human agency and the dynamics of the "body" of the Christian community to which the contemporary discourse so rightly points. Moved by God to Act is an attempt to speak to the work of God in the life and day-to-day action of Christians and Christian communities as moved to act by the Holy Spirit.
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