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Gratia increata; gratia creata

(uncreated grace; created grace). Acc. to RC theol., uncreated grace is God Himself, inasmuch as He gives Himself to man. God is Love toward us, His creatures, so that from eternity He loves us, the Son of God became incarnate, and the Holy Ghost was poured out. Created grace is distinguished from God, who essentially is Grace, as the created gift of grace (donum gratiae) given to man as actual grace (see Gratia actualis) or as habitual grace (see Gratia habitualis).

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