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Iustitia Dei by Alister E. McGrath
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Read in January, 1999

McGrath at his best. He worked on it for 10 years and came up with a comprehensive treatment that suffers from over-reliance on secondary sources. He gets Augustine wrong on double predestination and portrays Luther as an uncompromising fatalist whose tradition was rescued by Melanchthon. Despite these two gross errors he does a thorough job and clearly shows the different conceptions of faith between the patristic and protestant eras. The modern views of justification receive a thorough treatment as well.
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