Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Be Holy: God's Invitation to Understand, Declare, and Experience Holiness” as Want to Read:
Be Holy: God's Invitation to Understand, Declare, and Experience Holiness
Holiness is an essential characteristic of the nature of God and is a central doctrine to The Wesleyan Church and many other denominations. Yet this doctrine has decayed in recent decades and is in danger of being lost as a central focus of Wesleyan Theology. The third volume in the Wesleyan Theological Perspectives series, the Holiness Volume offers a fresh look at this ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Wesleyan Publishing House
(first published May 29th 2008)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This collection of essays gets off to a rather poor start with a chapter from former General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church, David W. Holdren. His assertion that at salvation we receive Jesus as Saviour and only later do we receive him as Lord (p. 23) is neither biblical nor Wesleyan. To speak of trusting Jesus as Saviour without simultaneously receiving him as Lord is out of step with the New Testament’s insistence on uniting the two. This sounds more like something one would hear ...more
A very well put together look at the Wesleyan perspective on holiness. It considers the doctrine in its historical, theological and contemporary facets. I found almost all of the essays helpful and informative and learned several new perspectives, despite having been a student of this topic for many years. To me, one of the most striking observations was regarding how the holiness movement's uneasy alliance with fundamentalism distracted it from its mission and led it into the legalism that ...more