Is a term used to identify unmerited assistance by God primarily to redeem and transform human beings. In the early and medieval church it also referred to God’s influence throughout existence. Redemptive grace is important to theologies founded on Augustine’s theology which formed the foundation for Western Christian theology for Catholics, Lutherians and Calvinists. more theology which has greatly influenced Western Christian theology (both Catholic and Contrary to popular belief, the term does not refer to protest against the Roman Catholic Church. The term original refers to a formal protest lodged ... more), but not Eastern Orthodox theology. One of the central areas of conflict between the various Western Christian traditions involves the interplay between grace, works and free will.