Holiness Manifesto

ISBN-10: 0802863361

ISBN-13: 9780802863362

Edition: 2008

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Does the concept of holiness hold any relevance for Christians in the twenty-first century? Or is it rather a relic of the past, with nothing to offer in today's postmodern world? The contributors to this book firmly insist that holiness is indeed relevant, no matter the age in which we live. Moreover, it is essential to following Christ in the twenty-first century. The essayists are all members of the Wesleyan Holiness Study Project, a gathering of scholars and leaders who have met since 2004 to explore the mission of the churches of the Holiness movement. The book begins with two compelling ecumenical statements articulating the holiness message for today's church: "The Holiness Manifesto" and "Fresh Eyes on Holiness." These are followed by a dozen penetrating essays grouped in three parts: (1) the understanding of holiness in Scripture, (2) holiness in historical and theological perspective, and (3) holiness in relation to various practical aspects of ministry. The book concludes with appendixes offering five considered descriptions of holiness. The fastest-growing segments of the church worldwide have their roots in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition. Catholic, Orthodox, and other Protestant denominations are discovering its relevance to their own traditions and practices. The Holiness Manifesto offers an ideal overview to those wishing to understand more about this extremely influential movement. Contributors: Jim Adams Barry Callen Lisa Dorsey Roger Green John Huntzinger Cheryl Bridges John Craig Keen David W. Kendall William Kostlevy Diane LeClerc Kevin Mannoia James E. Massey George McKinney Thomas A. Noble Jonathan S.Raymond C. Stevens Schell Howard A. Snyder Don Thorsen Lynn Thrush Kenneth L. Waters Sr.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Don Thorsen is professor of theology in the Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He holds degrees from Stanford University, Asbury Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Drew University. His previous books include The Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Tradition, Reason and Experience as a Model of Evangelical Theology; Theological Resources for Ministry: A Bibliography of Works in Theological Studies; and Inclusive Language Handbook: A Practical Guide to Using Inclusive Language.

Holiness in the Twenty-First Century
Introduction: A Guiding Vision for the Future
The Context: Past and Present
The Holiness Manifesto
Fresh Eyes on Holiness: Living Out the Holiness Manifesto
Holiness in Scripture
Goodness and Worship: A Perspective on Old Testament Holiness
Holiness in New Testament Perspective
Jesus and a Gospel of Holiness
Holiness in Historical and Theological Perspective
Integrated Streams of Holiness: Christian Holiness and Unity, Ancient and Future
The Social Vision of the Wesleyan Holiness Movement
Holiness: Sin's Anticipated Cure
Holiness in Ministry
Holiness and the Five Calls of God: Holiness in Postmodernity
Transformed by Grace: The Beauty of Personal Holiness
Social Holiness: Journey, Exposures, Encounters
Holiness in the City
Local Church Impact
Preaching as Charisma
Descriptions of Holiness
What Is Holiness?
Holiness as Praxis
A Quick "Definition" of Holiness
Holiness
What Is Holiness?
Acknowledgments
Contributors
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