Kirk R. MacGregor, “Constructing a Bernard-Hubmaier Trinitarian Model of Prevenient Grace”

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Please click on the link to read Kirk R. MacGregor, “Constructing a Bernard-Hubmaier Trinitarian Model of Prevenient Grace”, Pro Ecclesia Volume 29 Issue 1 (2020), 68–88, available online at Sage Journals:

Constructing a Bernard-Hubmaier Trinitarian Model of Prevenient Grace

Although Kirk R. MacGregor holds to unconditional election, in this piece he adopts a definition of prevenient grace consistent with an Arminian understanding (citing Roger Olson and Thomas Oden).
 

Abstract

This article constructs a Trinitarian model of prevenient grace based on the insights of Bernard of Clairvaux and Balthasar Hubmaier. Accordingly, the three persons of the Trinity play roles in prevenient grace’s calling, convicting, illuminating, and enabling aspects. The model proposes that the Holy Spirit serves for all persons as the functional equivalent of a good cognitive faculty lost to humanity in the Fall. Hence, the Spirit suggests to each person that they enter into spiritual marriage with Christ and suggests good thoughts to unbelievers and believers alike. Without the Spirit, no one could be saved or do anything good.

 

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