works

Used in the NT of human behaviour. ‘Good works’ are the human response to the grace of God; but they do not earn the grace of God. Much controversy since the Reformation has been caused by the Reformers' alleging that Catholics sought to earn salvation by good works, whereas in their view believers are justified only by Christ through faith. The epistle of James (2:14) was not well liked by Martin Luther, who suspected a doctrine of salvation by works in it, and thus a regression to Judaism—which was itself a misunderstanding of Judaism. It was not that Jews believed they could earn justification by good works; they hoped to maintain the privileged covenantal relationship with God already given.

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  • works — [wɜːks ǁ wɜːrks] noun [plural] 1. old fashioned MANUFACTURING a building or group of buildings in which goods are produced in large quantities or an industrial process happens: • The brick works closed last year. 2. the activity involved in doing …   Financial and business terms

  • Works — Сборник Pink Floyd …   Википедия

  • Works — may refer to:a Factory or (extensive) engineering Machine Shop * An author s or artist s body of work of art; * AppleWorks and iWork, two other collections of office productivity programs created by Apple Inc.; * Engineering structures, projects …   Wikipedia

  • Works — Works,   integriertes Paket von Microsoft. Works enthält in seiner Basisversion drei Programme, nämlich eine Textverarbeitung, eine Tabellenkalkulation und eine Datenbank. Alle drei Programmteile werden in einem einheitlichen Design geliefert und …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Works — ist die Bezeichnung von integrierten Programmpaketen, die verschiedene Büroanwendungen enthalten. Es sind vorwiegend folgende Produkte bekannt: AppleWorks, ehemals ClarisWorks IBM Works, integriertes Paket für OS/2 Lotus Works Microsoft Works,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • works — Military a defensive structure. → work works Theology good or moral deeds. → work works chiefly Brit. activity involving construction or repair. → work works [treated as sing.] chiefly Brit. a place where industrial or manufacturing processes are …   English new terms dictionary

  • Works — Works, so v.w. Gehaubter Steißfuß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • -works — noun ● smelt …   Useful english dictionary

  • works — noun 1. buildings for carrying on industrial labor (Freq. 5) they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles • Syn: ↑plant, ↑industrial plant • Members of this Topic: ↑gas system • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • works — n. construction projects 1) public works preparation (colloq.) 2) in the works operations 3) to gum up, mess up the works everything available (colloq.) 4) to give smb. the works * * * [wɜːks] mess up the works [ construction project …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Works — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Works ou The Works peut signifier plusieurs choses : Works est une compilation du groupe Pink Floyd ; Works Volume I et Works Volume II sont des …   Wikipédia en Français

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