Holiness: Past and Present

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Stephen Barton
Bloomsbury Publishing, Apr 1, 2003 - Religion - 416 pages
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Stephen Barton has commissioned social scientists, philosophers of religion, feminists, biblical scholars, historians, moral theologians and systematic theologians - international experts from a wide range of theological and related disciplines - to reflect on "holiness."The book is divided into four parts: the idea of holiness, holiness and scripture, holiness and Christian tradition, and holiness and contemporary issues. The contributions are inter-denominational and inter-religious. There is nothing comparable on "holiness" available at present, so this collection fills a significant gap in the literature. Its comprehensive range and its interdisciplinary style will make it an important resource for students and scholars in theology, church history, ethics and religious studies.
 

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Contents

Part 2 Holiness and Scripture
91
Part 3 Holiness and Christian Tradition
215
Part 4 Holiness and Contemporary Issues
359
Suggestions for Further Reading
499
Index of Modern Authors
507
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Stephen Barton is Reader in New Testament, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University.

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