Grace of God grows great enough : doctrinal grace and Christianity's dual ontology problem in medieval literature.
Today, predestination and free will are typically understood as oppositional if not wholly contradictory aspects of Catholic doctrine. But this was not always true. Through its interpretation of several Middle English texts, The Grace of God Grows Great Enough reveals that many thinkers in the late Middle Ages were able to accommodate a belief in both predestination and free will through the doctrine of grace. This study brings to light the complex intermediary position grace held across the Middle English period, while exploring grace's relevance to Medieval Catholic virtue, judgment, and apocalypse.
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