grace
by Erasmus

On grace Erasmus uses the technical scholastic terms gratia gratis data and gratia gratificans (for which Lijster has the more usual gratia gratum fatiens). The technical English equivalents are 'actual' and 'sanctifying' grace. Sanctifying grace produces an enduring state of soul known as justification, while 'actual' grace belongs not to the soul but to its operative faculties like intellect and will, and enables them to perform, for instance, the meritorious works which either prepare for or flow from justification.

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