Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more all for only $19.99...
Explains the concept of actual grace, which is defined in the article as "a supernatural help of God for salutary acts granted in consideration of the merits of Christ."
Describes the nature and characteristics of sanctifying grace; also treats of "justification", which is the preparation for sanctifying grace.
Controversies on Grace
Discusses the various grace-related controversies in history, with a focus on the heresies of the Reformers and the Jansenists. Outlines the various Catholic solutions including Thomism, Augustinianism, Molinism, Congruism, and Syncretism.
Presents one of the most sublime of mysteries the gracious divinization of man, which enables him to partake of the inner life of the Most Blessed Trinity.
APA citation. Grace. (1909). In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06689a.htm
MLA citation. "Grace." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 6. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1909. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06689a.htm>.
Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. September 1, 1909. Remy Lafort, Censor. Imprimatur. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.
Contact information. The editor of New Advent is Kevin Knight. My email address is webmaster at newadvent.org. Regrettably, I can't reply to every letter, but I greatly appreciate your feedback — especially notifications about typographical errors and inappropriate ads.