Why Standards?

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About the author:
Wallace Thornton, Jr. (M.A. in Church History-Cincinnati Christian University) is a minister, author, and church historian who has written extensively on the history of the Holiness Movement, including the books Radical Righteousness and When the Fire Fell, as well as contributions to the Wesleyan Theological Journal and the Historical Dictionary of the Holiness Movement. He has also taught church history at three colleges and has spoken at numerous conferences in addition to a pulpit ministry of over twenty years which has included a ten year pastorate and preaching engagements in over a dozen denominations. His books for a general audience include Patterns to Ponder from Bible Characters and Mighty Man of Valour.

Why Standards?

Exploring the Connection Between Heart and Life

Authored by Wallace Thornton Jr.

If you enjoyed the conversation presented in the book Counterpoint: Dialogue with Drury on the Holiness Movement, you will want to read this booklet. Here Wallace Thornton, Jr. continues to interact with the work of Dr. Keith Drury, attempting to be both fair and biblical, recognizing at once the benefits of Dr. Drury's candor and of the insistence on Scriptural separation that proves foundational to the identity of the Conservative Holiness Movement. At the same time, this essay acknowledges shortcomings of both the "mainline" Holiness Movement and its radical or "conservative" counterpart. The product is an extended metaphor for holiness ethics drawing on the biblical analogy of the human body for the Christ-filled life-both in the individual saint and in the corporate Church. It is the author's hope that this brief exploration will prompt renewed appreciation and application of biblical lifestyle standards deeply rooted within hearts purified by the abiding Holy Spirit. Only such a connection between heart and life will serve to satisfy the question, "Why standards?"

Publication Date:
151164379X / 9781511643795
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Theology / Ethics

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