Predestinação: entre a incerteza e a esperança

Translated title of the contribution: Predestination: from uncertainty to hope

José Jacinto Ferreira de Farias*

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The theme of predestination became a crucial issue in theology, especially since the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. The Reformers sought to find support for their existential restlessness about the certainty of salvation: If it is God alone who determines the future of man, then it is of Him the ultimate responsibility for the salvation of some and the loss of others. As a theological concept, predestination aims to translate this divine predetermination which translates into the thesis of double predestination in Calvin and K. Barth. This essay aims to contribute to the clarification of this theme, which we will develop in three moments: 1) the problem of predestination in evangelical and Reformed theology; 2) the teaching doctrine of the Church; 3) a systematic approach to the theme of predestination and the criteria that allow us to pass from certainty to the hope of salvation.

Translated title of the contributionPredestination: from uncertainty to hope
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)63-75
Number of pages13
JournalLusitania Sacra
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Hope
  • Trust
  • Salvation
  • Predestination


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