Date of Award
Master of Divinity (M.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17; John 14:23; Galatians 5:6; John 15:5; Romans 9:16; Romans 11:32; Philippians 2:3; Ephesians 2:8,9;
The intention of this study is twofold: In the first place, we are attempting to isolate the meaning of "grace” in the Eastern Orthodox Church - if indeed it can be stated in comprehensive form. In the second place, we are attempting to view the Eastern doctrine of grace in a Lutheran perspective. The primary purpose rests in the first phase, the investigation of the Eastern teaching of grace. This purpose is probably best-defined in terms of the writer’s personal enlightenment on the subject rather than in terms of a contribution of new findings. The subsidiary purpose, then, is in connection with the second phase (Chapter VII), the Lutheran perspective. Here it is hoped that a few of the insights gained in the first phase of study might be analyzed in the light of Lutheran teaching in order to discover the differences, both real and apparent, between the two traditions in the matter of grace.
Childs, James, "The Eastern Orthodox Doctrine of Grace with a Lutheran Perspective" (1964). Master of Divinity Thesis. 84.
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