sin, grace, forgiveness, original sin, justification, thomas aquinas, punishment, catholic, philosophy, atonement
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Before the Reformation there were two streams of thought within the Christian Church. The one was evangelical; the other was legalistic. The one confessed and restated (though not always clearly) the truth of Scripture; the other was a development of that moralism which was so prevalent in the Post-Apostolic Age. The one may be compared with an underground stream sometimes reaching the surface as in Bernard of Clairvaux (cf. C. T. M., Oct., 1937); the other may be compared to a deep and broad river flowing above the ground and carrying in it all the contamination and filth which it has accumulated from its tributaries.
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"The Doctrine of Justification According to Thomas Aquinas,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 9, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol9/iss1/11