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Gratia praeveniens

(prevenient grace). Grace which precedes conversion. Referred by Luths. to outward circumstances (e.g., hearing of the Word) by which the Holy Ghost prepares the heart for conversion. In RCm it is often gratia* actualis. Distinguished from gratia subsequens (subsequent grace) which follows conversion.

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