Holiness and Sanctification

“We’ve Got Spirit, Yes we do:” Sanctification in the Acts Church

Abstract: The Greek word pneuma offers insight into the difference between salvation and sanctification as understood by the Acts church. Salvation is cleansing from sin, symbolized by water images including water baptism. Sanctification is filling with the Holy Spirit, symbolized by air images including a dove. The word pneuma means spirit, breath, air, or wind. This essay suggests that the Acts church would have conceived of sanctification as exchanging our human breath, for the Holy Breath of God.

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Wholeness in Christ: Toward a Biblical Theology of Holiness

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
William M. Greathouse

Holiness theology didn't begin with John Wesley. Holiness theology began with Christ. In Wholeness in Christ, holiness theologian and former general superintendent William M. Greathouse examines both the Old and New Testament roots of the holiness doctrine.

Holiness Teaching: New Testament Times to Wesley

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Paul Bassett

Heart purity, perfect love, entire sanctification--though John Wesley is acclaimed as the chief articulator of the doctrine in modern times, believers have both sought and known its truth in every generation of the Church. Included in this collection of Holiness classics are writings from the Shepherd of Hermas, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Bernard of Clairvaux, and others. The volume editor introduces each writers contributions with pertinent facts and commentary that place them in their proper historical and doctrinal context.

Century of Holiness Theology: The Doctrine of Entire Sanctification in the Church of the Nazarene: 1905 to 2004

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Mark Quanstrom

After a century of study and debate, the doctrine of sanctification, formulated by John Wesley in the 18th century, has resulted in two contemporaneous and competing definitions of entire sanctification in the Nazarene denomination. Mark Quanstom examines the gradual change in understanding this doctrine by focusing on its history and development in a balanced and well-researched perspective.

Love Conquers All

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
William E. McCumber

Author W. E. McCumber shares practical insights on the meaning of holiness as taught in the Scriptures. These brief essays, that first appeared as articles in the Herald of Holiness magazine, possess a single unifying theme-holy life flowing from a holy heart. 

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