«In this brilliant contribution to the dialogue between Catholics and Lutherans, Christopher J. Malloy subjects the 1999 Joint Declaration on Justification to a rigorous historical and theological analysis that exposes deep and important differences in Lutheran and Catholic conceptions of justifying grace. This Catholic author exhibits a highly refined appreciation for the logic of the Lutheran conception, at the same time that he uncovers what he considers to be a critical flaw in this conception. Engrafted into Christ is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about the history and prospects of Catholic-Lutheran dialogue.» (J. A. Di Noia, O.P., Former Professor, Dominican House of Studies)
«Christopher J. Malloy provides an important and challenging contribution toward understanding the differences between the Catholic and Lutheran doctrines and theologies of justification. The differences are carefully and wisely studied, with openness to further questions and corrections. This book exemplifies a genuine ecumenism that can only flourish in mutual dedication to serious scholarship, truth, and wisdom.» (Fr. Matthew L. Lamb, Professor of Theology, Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida)
About the Author
The Author: Christopher J. Malloy earned his Ph.D. at Catholic University in Washington, DC. He is currently Assistant Professor of Theology at The University of Dallas and is Associate Editor of the English edition of Nova et Vetera
. His fields of interest include theological anthropology and Trinitarian theology with a specialization in the work of Thomas Aquinas.