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Holy Spirit, Hidden God: Moral Life and the Non-believer

Australasian Catholic Record, The
Volume 84 Issue 4 (Oct 2007)

Abstract: The proclamation in I Timothy of God's desire for everyone to be saved and 'reach full knowledge of the truth' had an uneasy passage into the twentyfirst century. We are now more 'comfortable' theologically with divine grace and Christ's saving action present in other religious traditions and even in the lives of non-believers. Ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue is symptomatic of the former. Yet, can we say the same of the existence of grace, God's self-gift, in the lives of non-believers, especially in its moral dimension? Is it possible to articulate a more integrated account of its presence, particularly in the lives of those who define themselves as non-religious, humanist, agnostic, even atheist? This article examines these questions.

To cite this article: Ryan, Tom. Holy Spirit, Hidden God: Moral Life and the Non-believer [online]. Australasian Catholic Record, The, Vol. 84, No. 4, Oct 2007: 444-458. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=883444473012540;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 0727-3215. [cited 04 May 16].

Personal Author: Ryan, Tom; Source: Australasian Catholic Record, The, Vol. 84, No. 4, Oct 2007: 444-458 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0727-3215 Subject: Belief and doubt; Transcendence (Philosophy); God--Knowableness; Hidden God--Biblical teaching; Holy Spirit--Biblical teaching; Affiliation: (1) Adjunct Lecturer, Australian Catholic University, and Visiting Fellow, Griffith University, Brisbane

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection