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The purpose of this book is three-fold. First, to analyze and evaluate the status of the "holiness" message today. In this analysis the problems raised by the preaching of holiness will be faced squarely. Then, a fresh examination of the Scriptures will be attempted upon which the holiness message is based. Finally, a constructive theological statement will be proposed in which, it is hoped, some of the most serious questions will find a satisfactory answer.
This is not a book for the scholar primarily though it is hoped he will find it worth his time to examine either to approve, or, preferably to be challenged to a more adequate work in this field. It is first of all a study for the thoughtful and questioning minister and laymen of whom there are so many, who, desirous of maintaining theological loyalty are beset by problems raised by the preaching of holiness. Many of our most gifted young people have felt that intellectual honesty required their withdrawal from the "holiness ranks", however emotionally reluctant they may have been, because of insurmountable rational problems. It is the conviction of the author that many of these problems have acceptable solutions.
Olivet Nazarene University
Wesleyan theology, holiness, santification, exegesis, preaching, morality, faith and works, Holy Spirit, sin, psychology
Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Faith Integration
Biblical Studies | Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Wynkoop, Mildred Bangs, "An Existential Interpretation of the Doctrine of Holiness" (2015). Wesleyan Holiness Books. 3.
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