16Re: What is meant by justification?
- Feb 27, 2007Fr. Gregory,
> " . . . early Christian writers did not choose to express theirBut why is this so? Why is it important to St. Paul and not to the pre-Augustinian tradition?
> soteriological convictions in terms of the concept of justification. . .
> their interest in the concept is . . . minimal, and the term generally
> occurs in their writings as a direct citation from, or a recognisable
> allusion to, the epistles of Paul, generally employed for some purpose other
> than a discussion of the concept of justification itself . . . Justification
> was simply not a theological issue in the pre-Augustinian tradition."
> You might also check out St. Mark the Ascetic, "On those who think they areThanks. I'll get on it.
> righteous by works," in vol. 1 of the Philokalia.
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