Date of Award
Master's Essay - Restricted
Master of Arts (MA)
The "Catholicism" of grace as some sort of thing or nineteenth-century extrinsic super-layer1, and of sacraments as actions of the hierarchy rather automatically increasing the amount of grace in the atmosphere or one's soul, has mercifully passed--albeit not quickly enough for us to have been first educated otherwise, nor thoroughly enough for even the documents of Vatican II to have escaped its influences.2 Its place is often enough being taken by a Catholic Christianity of "presence": of call and response in consciousness. The very obvious best result of this deepened understanding is the new awareness of faith as primarily faith-in.
Johnson, Stephen M., "Fidelity-Hope as the Christian Mode of Living" (1968). Master's Essays (1922 - ). 1244.