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Actual grace


Actual grace is, in Roman Catholic theology, a share in God's life. It is contrasted with sanctifying grace, which is a state of being that can be permanent, in that it consists only in a passing influence of God on the soul.

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Google previewReverend Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange O.P. Collection [16 Books] (2016)

by Reverend Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange O.P., Aeterna Press

Actual grace is a gratuitous effect of God by which the soul of man is impelled by God toward something which ought to be known or willed or done. But that by which the soul is thus moved is not a permanent quality, but something transient, ...

Google previewQuestions of Catholics answered (1938)

by W. Herbst

Actual grace is that help of God which enlightens our mind and moves our will to shun evil and do good. It is called actual because it aids us to perform supernatural acts and because it, being transient, does not abide in the soul like habitual ...

Google previewA Manual of Theology for the Laity (1906)

Being a Brief, Clear, and Systematic Exposition of the Reason and Authority of Religion and a Practical Guide Book for All of Good Will by P. Geiermann

Actual Grace. Actual grace is that transient help which God besides , the means of increasing that perfection to an indefinite 336 THE TRUE RELIGION OF ...

Google previewA synopsis of the moral theology of Peter Dens (1856)

as prepared for the use of Romish seminaries and students of theology by Pierre Dens

" " Actual grace is a certain divine, supernatural, transient assistance, exciting (us) to ...

Google previewFundamentals of Catholicism, Vol 3 (2016)

Grace, The Church, The Sacraments, Eschatology by Fr. Kenneth Baker

Actual grace is a temporary help from God ...

Google previewCatholic Faith and Practice (1897)

by Alfred Garnett Mortimer

Actual grace is a special grace imparted ...

Google previewA Digest of Theology (1893)

Being a Brief Statement of Christian Doctrine According to the Consensus of the Great Theologians of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church Together with an Appendix Containing, Among Other Things, in English, the Doctrinal Decrees of the Ecumenical Synods by Henry Robert Percival

Actual Grace is a divine motion awakened in us by which the intellect is illumined to distinguish good from evil or by which the will is impelled to following this or fleeing that in order to attain beatitude. 274. Actual sanctifying grace is threefold ...

Google previewThe Masterworks of God: The Sacraments (2003)

by Albert Joseph Mary Shamon

Actual grace is a divine HELP enlightening the mind to avoid error and strengthening the will to act. Such help is needed because original sin darkened the ...

Google previewChrist and the Spirit (1994)

Spirit-christology in Trinitarian Perspective by Ralph Del Colle

Actual grace is a volitional enablement or other divine influence that is a product of uncreated grace and establishes an accidental entity that is a reinforcement of the union between Christ and the believer—an “accident” because it is truly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Theology (1975)

A Concise Sacramentum Mundi by Karl Rahner

It is also a fact that down to the present day no agreement has been reached whether a supernatural elevating actual grace over and above habitual grace is necessary in a justified person for every saving action, or whether habitual grace in ...

Google previewCatholic Dictionary (2013)

An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary by John Hardon

ACTUAL GRACE. Temporary supernatural intervention by God to enlighten the mind or strengthen the will to perform supernatural actions that lead to heaven. Actual grace is therefore a transient divine assistance to enable man to obtain, ...

Google previewAn Ecclesiastical Dictionary (1861)

Containing Definitions of Terms and Explanations and Illustrations of Subjects Pertaining to the History, Ritual, Discipline, Worship, Ceremonies, and Usages of the Christian Church : with Brief Notices of Ancient and Modern Sects, and Biographical Sketches of the Early Fathers and Writers of the Church by William Staunton

ACTUAL GRACE. That kind of grace which is acquired by ourselves personally, rather than obtained by the ordinary and covenanted means of grace; and hence to be distinguished from Habitual Grace. ACTUAL SIN. Sin which is committed ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

grace grace, actual grace at meals grace, baptismal grace, cheap grace, cooperating grace, efficacious grace, habitual grace, illuminating grace, infused grace, irresistible grace of office grace, operating grace, prevenient grace, sacramental ...

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Theology

by by Gerald O’Collins, SJ, and Edward G. Farrugia, SJ

As distinguished from habitual grace, actual grace isthe effectofthe Holy Spirit in meeting a particular need or supporting a specific action. See Habit; Holiness; Holy Spirit. Grace, Systems of. Speculative attempts to explain howGod's absolute ...

Google previewThe New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)

by Nathan BAILEY

Actual GRACE, is that grace which is given to us by God, for the special performance of some particular good thing, as to enable us to resista temptation. Habr'mal GRACE, is that which refides flattdly in us, is fixed in the soul, and remains till ...

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