Earlier, I posted, in several sections, a larger work on the changing notions of merit and grace in the later medieval period, with minor attention to the changing economic background that affected the metaphors used for these. In some ways, these were stimulated by a post on the sense of the Greek word (“χάρις”) that gets translated into English as “grace” or “favor”.
The three posts move chronologically.
Part One largely focused on Peter Lombard and Thomas Aquinas.
Part Two focused on the reception of this tradition from John Duns Scotus and William of Ockham through figures like Gabriel Biel.
Part Three looked almost entirely at Martin Luther.
Eventually, I hope to dive back into the primary sources to add a fourth post on John Calvin. I shall link to it here if and when I do. In the meantime, other obligations and deadlines loom, and call for my attention.
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