Already Sanctified: A Theology of the Christian Life in Light of God's Completed Work

Already Sanctified: A Theology of the Christian Life in Light of God's Completed Work

by Don J. Payne


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How does the doctrine of sanctification shape the Christian life? Offering a fully developed treatment of "accomplished" sanctification, Don Payne explains that the primary biblical focus in sanctification is not progressive growth but that which has already occurred for Christians to make growth possible, necessary, and grace-driven. As Payne explores the significance Scripture attributes to the accomplished aspect of sanctification, he helps us understand that we are already sanctified. Sanctification is not synonymous with transformation but undergirds strategies and resources related to Christian discipleship and formation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540961303
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/16/2020
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Don J. Payne (PhD, University of Manchester) is associate professor of theology and Christian formation at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado, where he has taught for over twenty years. He is the author or coauthor of several books and has served as a pastor.

Table of Contents


Part 1: How We Got Where We Are
1. The Sanctification Mutiny
2. New Ventures in Sanctification
Part 2: The Biblical Story Line Revisited
3. A Potent Backstory: Consecration in the Old Testament
4. A Shocking New Story: Sanctification in the New Testament
5. Unexpected Instances of Sanctification
6. Sanctification as Liberated Responsibilities and Compelling Promises
7. Transformation
Part 3: The Doctrinal Profile Reanimated
8. Sanctification as God's Transforming Power
9. Sanctification and the Process of Transformation
10. Accomplished Sanctification in Action

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