Christian Spirituality: Five Views of Sanctification
InterVarsity Press, Jan 11, 1989 - Religion - 204 pages
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:
With 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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Terrific overview by Gerhard Forde of the Lutheran view of sanctification and it's inherent connection with and identification with justification.
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Sinclair Ferguson's chapter on the reformed view is excellent. Read full review