Amazing Grace

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An examination of different ways of thinking about grace and the role it plays in our lives and how we seen church. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Oxford, OH, May 2009. PDF format of a Keynote original.

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Amazing Grace

  1. 1. cheapfree amazing habitual Grace prevenientindefectible subsequent sanctifying abounding irresistible efficacious unmerited uncreated
  2. 2. cheapfree amazing habitual Grace prevenientindefectible subsequent sanctifying abounding irresistible efficacious unmerited uncreated
  3. 3. amazing Grace
  4. 4. LORD we pray thee that thy grace maye always prevente and foloweus, and make us continuallye to be geven to all goode workesthorough Jesus Christe our Lorde. Thomas Cranmer, 1549
  5. 5. GRACE: the supernatural assistance of God bestowed upon a rational being with a view to his sanctification.Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
  6. 6. St. Augustine, 354-430
  7. 7. I have no hope at all, but in your great mercy. Grant what youcommand and command what you will. St. Augustine, Confessions X.40
  8. 8. Cupiditas v. Caritas
  9. 9. Thou know’st, the firsttime that we smell the air, We wawl and cry.Lear to Edgar, King Lear, IV.6
  10. 10. Pelagius, c. 354 - 420/440
  11. 11. Everything good andeverything evil, for whichwe are worthy of praise or blame, is done by us, not born with us. attributed to Pelagius
  12. 12. May one be pardonedand retain th’offense?Claudius at prayer, Hamlet, III.3
  13. 13. John Calvin, 1509-1564
  14. 14. Original sin is seen to be an hereditary depravity and corruption of our nature diffused into all parts of the soul.Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, II.i
  15. 15. Use every man after his desert, and who shall ’scape whipping? Hamlet to Polonius, II.2
  16. 16. Jacobus Arminius, 1560-1609
  17. 17. The free will of man towards the true goodis ... lost. And its powersare ... useless unless they be assisted by grace. Arminius
  18. 18. Haiti, 2010
  19. 19. Flight 1549, 2009
  20. 20. ’Twere to consider toocuriously, to consider so. Horatio to Hamlet, V.1
  21. 21. God our Savior ... desires everyone to be saved. 1 Timothy 2:3-4, NRSV

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