Discovering Christian Holiness The Heart of Wesleyan-Holiness Theology

ISBN-10: 0834124696
ISBN-13: 9780834124691
Edition: 2010
Authors: Diane Leclerc
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Description: Is Wesleyan-Holiness theology still relevant for the twenty-first century? Does Wesleyan-Holiness theology-as a vital, experiential, living and breathing theology-still exist? This study of the doctrine of Holiness examines its biblical, historical,  More...

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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Is Wesleyan-Holiness theology still relevant for the twenty-first century? Does Wesleyan-Holiness theology-as a vital, experiential, living and breathing theology-still exist? This study of the doctrine of Holiness examines its biblical, historical, and theological foundations, as well as the importance of the holiness life in the twenty-first century. Written with solid biblical evidence and historical insight, Discovering Christian Holiness will supply you with an understanding and awareness of holiness and its breadth, depth, and practicality.

Christine McDannell and Travis Harrup are the Founders and co-owners of Social Starfish, a full service social media company based in San Diego, CA that designs and runs social media campaigns for restaurants.In 2010, Christine sold Cleanology, an eco-friendly house cleaning company that she built from the ground up using social media and internet strategies. She is also the owner of Adopt-A-Christmas-Tree(tm), which is marketed solely through social media and online PR/advertising. Due to her online efforts, her companies have been mentioned in Oprah Magazine, listed as one of Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 most Innovative Companies, in the San Diego Union Tribune, on Fox News, and on NBC News. In her spare time she enjoys reading, running, cooking, and traveling.Before founding Social Starfish, Travis assisted in management of an internet retail company that was a top-performer in its niche. He was responsible for controlling the company's growth via online marketing sources. During his tenure, the business' profits grew by over 300%. Prior to this, Travis worked in the executive offices of US Airways after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2000. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, skiing, movies, and travel.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Biblical Holiness
How to Read the Bible as a Wesleyan
Methodological Questions
Guiding Principles of a Wesleyan Way to Read Scripture
Wesley's Analogy of Faith
The Whole Holy Tenor of Scripture
Old Testament Images of Holiness
New Testament Images of Holiness
Holiness History
Holiness in History: Late Antiquity to 1700
The Patristic Period
The Medieval Period to Wesley
Holiness in History: 1703-2000
John Wesley
Post-Wesley British Methodism
18th-and 19th-Century American Methodism
19th-Century Holiness Movement: A New Kind of Calvinism
The American Holiness Movement: The Methodist "Come-Outers" of the Later 19th Century
The Holiness Movement in Other Parts of the World
20th-Century Holiness Theology
Holiness Theology for Today
The Holy God
The Holiness of God
The Servanthood of the Son
The Presence of the Spirit
Created and Fallen Humanity
Humanity
Sin
Full Salvation
Salvation
Sanctification
The Structure of an Experience
The Effects of Entire Sanctification
Excursus: "What If I've Always Been a Christian?"
Holy Living for a New Century
Holiness as Purity
Defining Morality
Purifying Grace
Obedience
Excursus: Embodied Holiness and Holy Sexuality
Holiness as Perfection
Christian Perfection Clearly Defined
What Christian Perfection Is Not
The Ethics of Love
"Shall We Drop It or Make a Point of It?"
Holiness as Power
Power for Victory over Sin: Life in the Spirit
The Power of Selfhood: A Holiness View of Self-Denial
Power When Life Goes Wrong: "Power Perfected in Weakness"
Holiness as Character
Virtue Ethics
Wesley's Moral Psychology
Character Development and Christian Perfection
Connecting the Means to the End
Character in a Postmodern World
Holiness as Love
Love at the Center
God First Loved Us
Love as Entire Devotion to God
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary

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