The need for certainty a sociological study of conventional religion by Robert Towler

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Published by Routledge & K. Paul in London, Boston .

Written in English

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  • Robinson, John A. T. 1919-,
  • Christian sociology,
  • Christianity -- 20th century,
  • Religion

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementRobert Towler.
SeriesInternational library of sociology
LC ClassificationsBT738 .T69 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 130 p. ;
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2844766M
ISBN 100710099738
LC Control Number84006810

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That is hard enough to predict in.Lecture 7, The Certainty of Salvation: God’s grace is what makes salvation possible. Christians agree that man cannot save himself. God’s grace is paramount in the plan of salvation. But exactly how much grace is needed? How much does God have to do to save a man’s soul?

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