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Grace: The Free, Unconditional and Limitless Love of God (Faith Going Deeper) [Paperback]

Peter Groves , Andrew Davison
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29 Jun 2012 Faith Going Deeper
Grace - the free, unconditional and limitless love of God - is one of the epic words of the Christian faith and a key part of what is most distinctive about it. It lies at the heart of what is proclaimed in the Gospel, but is not well understood, even by Christians. For centuries, Christians have laboured under two opposing misunderstandings: the Catholic view: We must strive to be good in order to deserve God's love,or the Protestant view: Humankind is so sinful, we can do no good at all. To set a great imbalance right, this volume explores what grace is; how it flows from an understanding of the Trinity; how it becomes visible in the life of Christ; grace in creation, human freedom and the Church; ways of thinking about grace and living the life of grace.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich (29 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848250541
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848250543
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.4 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 691,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew is the Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and fellow in theology at Corpus Christi College. He studied at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and has doctorates in both biochemistry and Christian theology. His books are

- The Love of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy for Theologians
- Care of the Dying (with the physician Sioned Evans)
- Why Sacraments?
- For the Parish (with Alison Milbank, on the church and mission)
- Imaginative Apologetics (as editor and contributor)
- Lift Up Your Hearts: A Prayerbook for Anglicans (with Andrew Nunn and Toby Wright)

He is also the editor of the series Faith Going Deeper, from Canterbury Press, which presents exciting academic theology to a popular audience. The volumes published so far are Grace (Peter Groves), Joy (Peter Waddell, on the sacraments) and Faith and Unbelief (Stephen Bullivant).

He is a regular contributor to Church Times and represents the Church of England on the national dialogue between Anglicans and Roman Catholics in England. During his curacy Andrew was responsible for youth and children's work in his South East London parish. Since 2010 he has been par at of the team producing Sarah Lenton's acclaimed series Creative Ideas for Children's Worship from Canterbury Press.

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PETER GROVES is Priest in Charge at St Mary Magdalen, Oxford and Lecturer in Theology at Worcester College, Oxford. He is currently writing a popular guide to Christian theology, Love Makes No Sense.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing "Grace" 2 April 2014
By Enty
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Peter Groves has written an amazingly clear book on a very difficult subject. I found it enlightening on many levels and can thoroughly recommend it as an easy way in to some important theological ideas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant start to a promising series 27 Nov 2013
By J. Jong
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Peter Groves's Grace kicks off Canterbury Press Norwich's "Faith Going Deeper" series on (to mix metaphors) a strong note, with a delightful and perceptive introduction to the Christian doctrine of God. Fr. Groves covers rather wide ground--from soteriology to anthropology to sacramentalogy--but appropriately so, as the doctrine of God is rightly the centre of gravity of all theology. I look forward to the rest of the series. Here's hoping it'll be as good as this debut.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deceptively simple, and brilliant 19 Nov 2012
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Fr. Peter Groves has always had the ability to take the most complex of concepts and put it into the simplest of terms, whilst at no point "dumbing down" or losing any of the richness and breadth of what needs to be conveyed. Much like his sermons, this is an absolute masterpiece of theology but in terms which make it wholly accessible to students of theology at any level.
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