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- Donum Habituale: Grace and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in St. Thomas Aquinas (Dissertation), by John M. Meinert, Ph.D. (Washington, DC, 2015). Available in pdf format on this page of CUA University Libraries, at Academia.edu, and at Google Scholar.
- This text has no Imprimatur, but the author is associated with faithful institutions like Emmaus Academic and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and a brief examination in light of authoritative documents showed no problematic content. Therefore, we humbly think it may be read by persons other than trained theologians in a state of sanctifying grace.
- That said, we think it is best read by those who know the authentic Christian doctrines on God the Holy Spirit and on grace. Interested readers are referred to the texts listed on the Project pages Catechisms and Explanations of The Faith, God and Christ and Grace and Salvation; particularly, from the last page, Dr. Joseph Pohle’s comprehensive Grace, Actual and Habitual. (Note that the said work’s discussion of actual grace is rather Molinist, but then a theological explanation need not be efficacious, only sufficiently orthodox.)*]
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“I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.” (St. John xv, 5)
“[W]hen he is come, he will convince the world of sin and of justice and of judgment… when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will teach you all truth.” (St. John, xvi, 8, 13)
“[H]e that keepeth his commandments, abideth in him, and he in him: and in this we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” (I John iii, 24)