By Eduardo J. Echeverria
"A cautious research, a fresh strategy, and an sincere try for mutual knowing are the fundamental features of Echeverria´s new book. The biblical concept of divine election is right here defined in the course of the works of significant catholic and reformed theologians in a hugely obtainable type. This publication is a really welcome contribution to that ecumenicity that takes Bible, theology, and culture critical, and that at the deep and wealthy subject of God's electing grace."
--Herman Selderhuis, Theological collage Apeldoorn; Director, Refo500
"Professor Echeverria has a rare command of either the Reformed and Catholic traditions. He places that command to very good use during this realized research of a serious theological query today--How are Christians to appreciate the secret of divine election?"
--Gerald R. McDermott, Beeson Divinity School
"An intriguing scholarly contribution to our realizing of God's election in addition to to furthering modern theological ecumenism."
--Thomas G. Weinandy, Member of the overseas Theological Commission
"Eduardo Echeverria's Divine Election laudably returns the doctrine of election to the guts of ecumenical discussion. the writer engages an array of impeccably Catholic sources--from Scheeben to Balthasar--and units them along an meeting of solidly Reformed ones--from Calvin to Barth and Berkouwer. Catholic 'synergism,' he argues, is neither Pelagian nor semi-Pelagian. as a substitute, it truly is rooted within the 'Augustinian precept' that sin has wounded yet now not destroyed human nature. a massive work!"
--Mickey L. Mattox, Professor of Theology, Marquette college, the place he directs the Luther reviews in a Catholic Context application; writer of Changing church buildings: An Orthodox, Catholic, and Lutheran Theological Conversation (Eerdmans, 2012)
"In this discerning examine, construction on Calvin, Scheeben, Barth, Bavinck, Berkouwer, and Balthasar, Echeverria develops a Catholic doctrine of election. via displaying how God's election of people is solidly rooted in God's love, he succeeds in articulating election with out implying arbitrariness. He does so in a manner that's either erudite and obtainable, either Catholic and ecumenical. This ebook provides an entire new size to our trust that God acts 'for us and our salvation.'"
--Marcel Sarot, Dean and Professor of primary Theology, Tilburg college of Catholic Theology, Tilburg University
Eduardo J. Echeverria is Professor of Philosophy and Systematic Theology, Sacred center significant Seminary, Detroit. His courses comprise Berkouwer and Catholicism: Disputed Questions (2013) and Pope Francis: The Legacy of Vatican II (2015).
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