Presence Of God In The Christian Life

Presence Of God In The Christian Life

by Henry H. Iii Knight, III Knight
     
 

"...Knight draws together several streams of recent scholarship to highlight the dynamic and relational nature of both grace and holiness in Wesley's theology...a very significant contribution to Wesley studies. More importantly, it is a contribution to the larger Christian community as we seek to understand the nature and nurture of Christian

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"...Knight draws together several streams of recent scholarship to highlight the dynamic and relational nature of both grace and holiness in Wesley's theology...a very significant contribution to Wesley studies. More importantly, it is a contribution to the larger Christian community as we seek to understand the nature and nurture of Christian life."—METHODIST HISTORY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810825895
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Pietist and Wesleyan Studies Series, #3
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Henry H. Knight III is Donald and Pearl Wright Professor of Wesleyan Studies at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. He has served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church and has published several books and articles on Wesley's theology.

Table of Contents

Editors' Foreword
Preface
Introduction
IThe Means of Grace1
1The Christian Life in Context1
2The Means of Grace: Wesley's Typologies2
3The Structure and Method of this Study5
4The Presence and Identity of God8
IIThe Means to the Christian Life16
1The Religion of the Heart16
2Against Formalism: The Faith That Works by Love29
3Against Enthusiasm: The Traditional Means of Grace36
IIIThe Ends of the Christian Life50
1The Heart Perfected in Love50
2Against Antinomianism: The Promise of New Creation62
3Against Perfectionism: A Continual Reliance on Christ78
IVThe Means to the Presence of God92
1Remaining in the Church: Ecclesiola in Ecclesia92
2Discipline in Community: Classes and Bands95
3Prayer and Fasting116
4The General Means of Grace122
VThe Means to the Identity of God127
1Renewing the Church: Experienced Identity127
2The Lord's Supper130
3Searching the Scriptures148
4Tradition, Prayers, and Hymns159
VIThe Means of Grace and the Christian Life168
1Patterns of Interaction in the Means of Grace168
2Baptism and the Christian Life: An Excursus178
3The Presence of God in the Christian Life191
Chapter Notes197
Selected Bibliography238
Index243
About the Author253

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