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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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This 1958 unpublished book manuscript by Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, Th.D., has languished for decades in the University Archives of Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois, and the Church of the Nazarene Archives, Lenexa, Kansas. It is published here for the first time, on March 23, 2015. Why this manuscript was never published is unknown. Also unknown is why the manuscript can be found elsewhere bearing various titles. While this early manuscript was retitled a number of times (at least twice), the rest of the monograph remained unchanged. The last title that Dr. Wynkoop used for this monograph was "A Theology of Depth." This published manuscript maintains the earliest title as it is found in our archives.