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Five Views: Christian Spirituality (Spectrum Series)

Donald L Alexander

Five Views: Christian Spirituality (Spectrum Series)

Donald L Alexander

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This book brings together scholars representing Lutheran, Reformed, Wesleyan, Pentecostal, and contemplative positions to debate sanctification and spirituality.

- Publisher How can we grow closer to God? Is there a secret to spriritual life? Do we need a second blessing? Is sanctification God's work or ours? Is it instantaneous or is it a process?The nature of Christian spirituality has been widely debated throughout the history of the church. The doctrine of sanctification was one of the main fissures separating Luther from the Catholic Church. Even today different groups of Protestants disagree on how we draw closer to God. What distinguishes the different poisitions and what exactly is at stake in these recurring debates?To answer these questions Donald L. Alexander, professor of biblical theology at Bethel College, has brought together five scholars that represent each of the main historical Protestant traditions:Gerhard O. Forde on the Lutheran vewSinclair B. Ferguson on the Reformed viewLaurence W. Wood on the Wesleyan viewRussell P. Spittler on the Pentecostal viewE. Glenn Hinson on the Contemplative viewWith an introduction by Alexander and responses to each of the main essays by the other contributors, this book provides a helpful and stimulating introduction to an important doctrine of the church.

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About "Five Views: Christian Spirituality (Spectrum Series)"

This book brings together scholars representing Lutheran, Reformed, Wesleyan, Pentecostal, and contemplative positions to debate sanctification and spirituality.
- Publisher

How can we grow closer to God? Is there a secret to spriritual life? Do we need a second blessing? Is sanctification God's work or ours? Is it instantaneous or is it a process?The nature of Christian spirituality has been widely debated throughout the history of the church. The doctrine of sanctification was one of the main fissures separating Luther from the Catholic Church. Even today different groups of Protestants disagree on how we draw closer to God. What distinguishes the different poisitions and what exactly is at stake in these recurring debates?To answer these questions Donald L. Alexander, professor of biblical theology at Bethel College, has brought together five scholars that represent each of the main historical Protestant traditions:Gerhard O. Forde on the Lutheran vewSinclair B. Ferguson on the Reformed viewLaurence W. Wood on the Wesleyan viewRussell P. Spittler on the Pentecostal viewE. Glenn Hinson on the Contemplative viewWith an introduction by Alexander and responses to each of the main essays by the other contributors, this book provides a helpful and stimulating introduction to an important doctrine of the church.
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Meet the Author

Donald L Alexander

Alexander is Associate Professor of Economics at Western Michigan University and adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Pulbic Policy

Table Of Contents

  • The Riddle Of Sanctification--donald Alexander
  • the Lutheran View--gerhard O. Forde
  • A Reformed Response--sinclair B. Ferguson
  • A Wesleyan Response--laurence W. Wood
  • A Pentecostal Response--russell P. Spittler
  • A Contemplative Response--e. Glenn Hinson
  • the Reformed View--sinclair B. Ferguson
  • A Lutheran Response--gerhard O. Forde
  • A Wesleyan Response--laurence W. Wood
  • A Pentecostal Response--russell P. Spittler
  • A Contemplative Response--e. Glenn Hinson
  • the Weslyan View--laurence W. Wood
  • A Lutheran Response--gerhard O. Forde
  • A Reformed Response--sinclair B. Ferguson
  • A Pentecostal Response--russell P. Spittler
  • A Contemplative Response--e. Glenn Hinson
  • the Pentecostal View--russell P. Spittler
  • A Lutheran Response--gerhard O. Forde
  • A Reformed Response--sinclair B. Ferguson
  • A Wesleyan Response--laurence W. Wood
  • A Contemplative Response--e. Glenn Hinson
  • the Contemplative View--e. Glenn Hinson
  • A Lutheran Response--gerhard O. Forde
  • A Reformed Response--sinclair B. Ferguson
  • A Wesleyan Response--laurence W. Wood
  • A Pentecostal Response--russell P. Spittler
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