Often treated like the younger sibling in theology, the doctrine of sanctification has spent the last few decades waiting not-so-patiently behind those doctrines viewed as more senior. With so much recent interest in ideas like election and justification, the question...
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Often treated like the younger sibling in theology, the doctrine of sanctification has spent the last few decades waiting not-so-patiently behind those doctrines viewed as more senior. With so much recent interest in ideas like election and justification, the question of holiness can often seem to be of secondary importance, and widespread misunderstanding of sanctification as moralism or undue human effort further impedes thoughtful engagement. But what if we have missed the boat on what sanctification really means for today's believer?The essays in this volume, which come out of a recent Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference, address this dilemma through biblical, historical, dogmatic and pastoral explorations. The contributors sink their teeth into positions like the "works" mentality or "justification by faith alone" and posit stronger biblical views of grace and holiness, considering key topics such as the image of God, perfection, union with Christ, Christian ethics and suffering. Eschewing any attempt to produce a unified proposal, the essays included here instead offer resources to stimulate an informed discussion within both church and academy.Contributors include:
Kelly M. Kapic
Kelly M. Kapic (Ph.D., (Systematic and Historical Theology), King's College, University of London, London, UK) is Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
He is the author of The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics (IVP: Downers Grove, 2004, and IVP: UK, Nottingham) edited with Randall Gleason; Overcoming Sin and Temptation: Three Classic Works by John Owen (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2006) edited with Justin Taylor; Communion with God: The Divine and the Human in John Owen's Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007); Communion with the Triune God: A Classic work by John Owen (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007); God So Loved He Gave: Entering the Movement of Divine Generosity (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010) with Justin Borger.
Forthcoming publications include with M. Kapic and Bruce McCormack, ed., Mapping Modern Theology: A Thematic History of Recent Theological Reflection (Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2011); with Randal Rauser, Everyday Saints: Voices From the Past: 100-1500 AD (Grand Rapids, Zondervan); Everyday Saints: Voices From the Past: 1500-Today (Grand Rapids, Zondervan).
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- Often Treated Like The Younger Sibling In Theology, The Doctrine Of Sanctification Has Spent The Last Few Decades Waiting Not-so-patiently Behind Those Doctrines Viewed As More Senior. With So Much Recent Interest In Ideas Like Election And Justification, The Question Of Holiness Can Often Seem To Be Of Secondary Importance, And Widespread Misunderstanding Of Sanctification As Moralism Or Undue Human Effort Further Impedes Thoughtful Engagement. But What If We Have Missed The Boat On What Sanctification Really Means For Today's Believer?the Essays In This Volume, Which Come Out Of A Recent Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference, Address This Dilemma Through Biblical, Historical, Dogmatic And Pastoral Explorations. The Contributors Sink Their Teeth Into Positions Like The "works" Mentality Or "justification By Faith Alone" And Posit Stronger Biblical Views Of Grace And Holiness, Considering Key Topics Such As The Image Of God, Perfection, Union With Christ, Christian Ethics And Suffering. Eschewing Any Attempt To Produce A Unified Proposal, The Essays Included Here Instead Offer Resources To Stimulate An Informed Discussion Within Both Church And Academy.contributors Include: <ul> <li>henri Blocher</li> <li>julie Canlis</li> <li>ivor Davidson</li> <li>james Eglinton</li> <li>brannon Ellis</li> <li>michael Horton</li> <li>kelly M. Kapic</li> <li>richard Lints</li> <li>bruce Mccormack</li> <li>peter Moore</li> <li>oliver O'donovan</li> <li>derek Tidball</li> </ul>
- Prelude: An Opening Homily1. Holiness: Restoring God’s Image: A Homily On Colossians 3:5-17derek Tidball
- <strong>part 1: Sanctified By Grace Through Faith In Union With Christ</strong>
- 2. Living By Faith&-alone? Reformed Responses To Antinomianismrichard Lints3. Sanctification By Faith?henri Blocher4. Covenantal Union And Communion: Union With Christ As The Covenant Of Gracebrannon Ellis5. Sanctification After Metaphysics: Karl Barth In Conversation With John Wesley’s Conception Of "christian Perfection"bruce L. Mccormack
- <strong>part 2: Human Agency And Sanctification’s Relationship To Ethics</strong>
- 6. "let The Earth Bring Forth . . .": The Spirit And Human Agency In Sanctificationmichael Horton7. Sanctification And Ethicsoliver O’donovan8. On Bavinck’s Theology Of Sanctification-as-ethicsjames Eglinton
- <strong>part 3: Theological And Pastoral Meditations On Sanctification</strong>
- 9. Gospel Holiness: Some Dogmatic Reflectionsivor J. Davidson10. Faith, Hope And Love: A Theological Meditation On Suffering And Sanctificationkelly M. Kapic11. Sonship, Identity And Transformationjulie Canlis12. Sanctification Through Preaching: How John Chrysostom Preached Fo