- Series: American University Studies (Book 233)
- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing (May 27, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0820474088
- ISBN-13: 978-0820474083
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,820,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Engrafted into Christ (American University Studies)
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«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.
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*Engrafted into Christ* should be read by all who are interested in the doctrine of justification, and especially by those who are involved in ecumenical dialogue between Protestantism and Catholicism. It is a much needed antidote to the ecumenical tendency to water down differences in order to achieve theological unity through equivocation and ambiguity. Authentic consensus cannot be achieved through the redefinition of terms, but through deeper immersion into Scripture and the fullness of the catholic faith.
But his book is not merely a critique. Malloy shows, in a charitable and even fashion, the way to a genuine mutual understanding and, even, reconciliation between Lutherans and Catholics. While opposing a "false eirenicism" he provides a true and charitable critique that honest believers, of both communions, will find acceptable if not encouraging and edifying. As a Catholic theologian, Malloy displays a sensitive and extraordinary understanding of the Lutheran teaching and its historical variations. He also has a command of the Catholic doctrine of justification and how it arises from a sound exegesis of Scripture (and of the Pauline epistles especially).
The book is written for scholars as well as for the thoughtful layman. Most highly recommended.