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Grace, Actual and Habitual A Dogmatic Treatise   By: (1852-1922)

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In the insightful work, "Grace, Actual and Habitual: A Dogmatic Treatise," Joseph Pohle delves deep into the theological concept of grace, presenting a comprehensive analysis that is sure to captivate both scholars and readers who seek a thorough understanding of this essential topic.

Pohle masterfully navigates through the complexities of grace, drawing upon theological sources and scripture to elucidate its multifaceted nature. He begins by meticulously exploring the distinction between actual and habitual grace, unraveling the intricate interplay between these two dimensions. This analytical approach allows Pohle to underscore the transformative power of both forms of grace, shedding light on their interdependence within salvation.

Throughout the treatise, Pohle artfully balances an academic tone with accessible language, making the book accessible to readers from various backgrounds. His explanations are consistently clear and concise, making the complex subject matter understandable even to those unfamiliar with advanced theological concepts. This thoughtful approach serves to enhance the book's overall impact, ensuring that its teachings are accessible to a wide readership.

One of the most commendable aspects of Pohle's treatise is his integration of scriptural references and theological traditions. By grounding his analysis in ancient texts and building upon the works of renowned theologians, Pohle creates a robust foundation upon which his own arguments are built. This meticulous attention to detail not only strengthens his own interpretation but also demonstrates an impressive command of the subject matter.

Additionally, Pohle's treatise displays a commendable sense of coherence and organization. Each chapter builds upon the preceding one, allowing readers to follow the author's train of thought effortlessly. This logical progression not only aids comprehension but also ensures that readers gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.

However, it should be noted that Pohle's treatise assumes a level of background knowledge in theological principles. Therefore, readers without prior exposure to theological discourse may find certain sections daunting or challenging to grasp fully. Nevertheless, this does not diminish the overall value of the book but rather serves as a reminder of its intended audience.

In conclusion, "Grace, Actual and Habitual: A Dogmatic Treatise" by Joseph Pohle is an exceptional exploration of grace within the realm of theology. Its thorough analysis, clear language, and comprehensive approach make it an indispensable resource for anyone seeking an in-depth understanding of this fundamental concept. Pohle's treatise is undoubtedly a significant contribution to the field and will undoubtedly become a valuable reference for theologians, scholars, and all those interested in delving further into the study of grace.

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Actual and Habitual

A Dogmatic Treatise


The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Pohle, Ph.D., D.D.

Formerly Professor of Dogmatic Theology at St. Joseph's Seminary, Leeds (England), Later Professor of Fundamental Theology at The Catholic University of America

Adapted and Edited by

Arthur Preuss

Third, Revised Edition

W. E. Blake & Son, Limited

Catholic Church Supplies

123 Church St.

Toronto, Canada



Imprimatur Introduction Part I. Actual Grace Chapter I. The Nature Of Actual Grace Section 1. Definition Of Actual Grace Section 2. Division Of Actual Grace Chapter II. The Properties Of Actual Grace Section 1. The Necessity Of Actual Grace Article 1. The Capacity Of Mere Nature Without Grace Article 2. The Necessity Of Actual Grace For All Salutary Acts Article 3. The Necessity Of Actual Grace For The States Of Unbelief, Mortal Sin, And Justification Section 2... Continue reading book >>

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