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Aquinas and Calvin on Romans
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Aquinas and Calvin on Romans: God's Justification and Our Participation

Charles Raith II

Abstract

Aquinas and Calvin on Romans is a comparative study of John Calvin’s and Thomas Aquinas’s commentaries on the first eight chapters of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Focusing on the role of human participation in God’s work of salvation, the book argues that Calvin’s critiques of the “schoolmen” arising from his reading of Romans fail to find a target in Aquinas’s theology while Calvin’s principal positive affirmations are embraced by Aquinas as well. Aquinas upholds many fundamental insights that Calvin would later also obtain in his reading of Romans, such as justification sola fide non merito ... More

Keywords: Calvin, Aquinas, Romans, reception history, participation, salvation, merit, justification, Council of Trent, schoolmen

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198708254
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708254.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Raith II, author
Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy, John Brown University

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