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God owes us nothing

a brief remarkon Pascal"s religion and on the spirit of Jansenism

by Leszek KoЕ‚akowski

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pascal, Blaise, -- 1623-1662,
  • Augustine, -- Saint, Bishop of Hippo -- Influence,
  • Catholic Church -- Doctrines -- History -- 17th century,
  • Jansenists,
  • Semi-Pelagianism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p199-231) and index.

    StatementLeszek Kolakowski.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB1903
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx,238p. ;
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22409635M
    ISBN 100226450511

    The second reason God owes us an apology is for there being so many different religions in our world. There are different ways to look at that. If one sees them as all mutually exclusive and contradictory, one might imagine that there is no way to know who is right, if any.


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Leszek Kolakowski approaches this paradox as both an exercise in theology and in revisionist Christian history based on /5(37).

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It stems completely from God. He initiated it, He laid down the stipulations of it. It’s not up for debate if you don’t like it.

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1, A provocative critique of the Jansenist movement and of its celebrated proponent Blaise Pascal, from internationally renowned scholar Kolakowski (The Alienation of Reason,etc.; Committee on Social.

Job The images Job held both of God in His relationship with Job and of himself in his relationship with God and fellow man are shattered into an unrecognizable mass of pulp. Above all, Job now knows that God owes him only what He determines that He owes him. God is.

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He is not in debt to us. No work by us puts God in debt to us. God has no obligation to us, so His grace is undeserved and unearned. God’s grace is never compensation for what we do. Ro 4: 4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. Because God is sovereign and self-sufficient, we have nothing to contribute to Him.

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