McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Doctrine of justification, Ecumenical, Good works, Human responsibility, Justification, Salvation
The doctrine of justification tells how the saving grace of God in Christ can be actualized in the believers. Because of the very importance of this doctrine, disputes broke out between Augustine and Pelagius, later in the medieval period, and most importantly during the Reformation period - which led to mutual condemnations and the division of the Western church. The church still does not have a unified voice in interpreting the doctrine despite recent ecumenical dialogues, which culminated in the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification in 1999.
Chay, J. (2009). Justification and Good Works: A Study of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/395