Grace in Practice: A Theology of Everyday Life

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jan 2, 2007 - Religion - 267 pages
Grace in Practice is a challenging call to live life under grace -- a concept most Christians secretly have trouble with. Paul Zahl pulls no punches, contending that no matter how often we talk about salvation by grace, in our "can-do" society we often cling instead to a righteousness of works. Asserting throughout that grace always trumps both law and church, Zahl illuminates an expansive view of grace in everything, extending the good news of grace to all creation. Conversationally written and filled with fascinating insights, Grace in Practice will reward any Christian who seeks to understand the full measure of God's grace and the total freedom it offers.
 

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Contents

Grace in Theology
1
What Is Grace?
35
What Is the Relation between Law and Grace?
78
The Four Pillars of a Theology of Grace
94
Soteriology
114
Christology
124
Holy Spirit and Holy Trinity
127
Grace in Families
131
Grace in War and Peace
199
Grace in Criminal Justice
203
Grace in Relation to Social Class
211
Grace at the Mall
219
Grace in the Church
225
Grace in the Pulpit
232
Grace in Pastoral Care
239
Grace in Prayer
248

Grace in Singleness
132
Grace in Marriage Grace and the Origin of Marriage
137
Grace with Children
163
Grace with Parents
176
Grace with Siblings
178
Grace in Society
187
Grace in Everything
252
Grace as a Wall of Separation from the World
255
Epilogue
258
Index of Proper Names
261
Index of Biblical References
264
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