I came across this striking quote on grace and merit the other day:
There is no way for grace to enter, if merit has taken residence in the soul. A full acknowledgment of grace is a sign of the fullness of grace. Indeed, if the soul possesses anything of its own, to that extent grace must give place to it: whatever you impute to merit you steal from grace. I want nothing to do with the sort of merit which excludes grace.So, who is the author and what's his theology? Calvin? Luther? Augustine?
Without googling phrases from the quote, does anyone recognize who this famous theologian is?
Feel free to guess in the comments. I'll post the answer in a day or two.