I thought we are closer on faith as I wanted to imagine but after considering the last paragraph, there is a quite a big gap of differences.
I have read the two posts. It is still confusing to me but it is not your fault, but mine. I am not a trained theologian but probably more so what you’ve given me is not something that I was looking for.
My definition on faith is Hebrew 11:1 (faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see). You see, when one starts from this, the rest would be easier to see whether they conform or not.
Faith, first of all is in the state of the mind - believing, confidence and hoping. That is why we do not believe in the theology of “faith alone” because as St. James said, it is a dead faith if it is just in the state of the mind without putting what in that state of mind into work.
Insofar you said that work is a result of faith, I have no problem with that. However, as been seen, both are important. One cannot do without the other.
But more, I cannot agree with this, “Faith rejects any notion that the individual can make himself/ herself righteous by any form of good deeds or other claims of worthiness, whether defined by law or human culture.”
So that is where we differ. I hope I am not reading that wrongly but we certainly do make ourselves righteous by our good work in accordance to what God wants us to, for example, by following the work being commanded of us as in the Gospel.
Otherwise, as been said, it is like saying, “Lord, Lord, I believe in you,” or like what the other son said, “I will do it,” but never went about doing it.
This is what our saints were made of - doing good work for the Lord.
I hope you can see why your explanation is confusing to me.