• Title: Sanctification: Explorations in Theology and Practice
  • Author: Kelly M. Kapic
  • ISBN: 9780830840625
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sanctification Explorations in Theology and Practice 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 senior With so much recent i
    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 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 sanctificatioOften 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 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 Henri BlocherJulie CanlisIvor DavidsonJames EglintonBrannon EllisMichael HortonKelly M KapicRichard LintsBruce McCormackPeter MooreOliver O DonovanDerek Tidball

    One Reply to “Sanctification: Explorations in Theology and Practice”

    1. Academic level essays on sanctification from a reformed perspective. Some were excellent and some were over my head but overall a very good read with ideas that challenged me.

    2. I really wanted to love this book. I thought I might. But truthfully, the essays were too academic for me, and the topic was given a much broader treatment than I bargained for. This is less a judgement about the book than my own expectations for it. But I even looked through the table of contents beforehand and got all excited. As I read on, however, I was in for a surprise. And one chapter I just flat out didn't like, esp. Richard Lint's take on Antinomianism. Anyways, if you are a Calvin scho [...]

    3. As with any collected volume, the chapters vary in quality and I did not agree with them universally. However, several of them (especially Davidson, Kapic, and Canlis' chapters) were deeply thought-provoking and well written, and worth the price of the volume.

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