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United Methodist Doctrine : the Extreme Center.

Author: Scott J Jones
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Abingdon Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout this ebook, Scott J. Jones insists that for United Methodists the ultimate goal of doctrine is holiness. Importantly, he clarifies the nature and the specific claims of ""official"" United Methodist doctrine in a way that moves beyond the current tendency to assume the only alternatives are a rigid dogmatism or an unfettered theological pluralism. In classic Wesleyan form, Jones' driving concern is with  Read more...
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Jones, Scott J.
United Methodist Doctrine : The Extreme Center.
Nashville, Tennessee : Abingdon Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott J Jones
ISBN: 9781426725593 1426725590
OCLC Number: 1048425692
Notes: Connection.
Description: 1 online resource (489 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dediaction; Contents; Acknowledgments; Characteristics of This Study; Introduction; Part I United Methodist Doctrine as Christian Doctrine; Chapter 1 The Shape of United Methodist Doctrine; Teaching in The United Methodist Church; Judicial Council; Nonauthoritative Official Teaching for the Whole Church; The Formal Shape of United Methodist Doctrine; Ten Texts in Three Levels; Constitutional Standards; Contemporary Statements; Liturgy; Questions Arising from the Formal Shape of United Methodist Doctrine; The Material Shape of United Methodist Doctrine. Saving DoctrineBiblical Doctrine; Practical Doctrine; Questions Arising from the Material Shape of United Methodist Doctrine; Chapter 2 The Nature of United Methodist Doctrine; United Methodist Doctrine Is Christian Doctrine; Ecumenical; United Methodist Doctrine Is Practical; Saving Grace as the Central Theme; Identity; Evangelism; Nurture; Discipline; Discernment; Reformulation and Reinvigoration; Catholic Spirit and Essential Doctrines; Part II The Teaching of the United Methodist Church; Chapter 3 The Triune God; The Triune God; God the Father; Jesus Christ; Holy Spirit; Conveyor of Grace. Inspirer of ScriptureBestower of Gifts; Names and Images for God; Chapter 4 Scripture Alone . . . Yet Never Alone; Scripture Alone; Scripture as a Means of Grace; New Testament and Old Testament Together; Wholeness of Scripture; . . . Yet Never Alone; Tradition; Experience; Reason; Openness to Doctrinal Reformulation; Chapter 5 Creation, Sin, Law, Grace, and Repentance; Creation by Grace; Humanity Created in the Image of God; Original Sin and Actual Sins; Original Sin; Actual Sins; Structural Social Sin; Grace; Prevenient Grace; Law; Repentance; Chapter 6 Justification by Grace Through Faith. SalvationUniversal Redemption; Justification; Ground of Justification; Faith; Faith and Works; Evangelism and the Mission of the Church; Chapter 7 Sanctification, Christian Perfection, and the Last Judgment; Sanctification by Grace Through Faith; Sanctification as a Process of Cleansing and Growth; New Birth as the First Step; Assurance as a Normal Mark of the New Birth; Repentance After Justification; Holiness and Happiness; The Wilderness State and Heaviness; Perfection as the Goal; Judgment, Heaven, and Hell; Chapter 8 Social Justice as Sanctification; Social Justice as the Will of God. Social Justice and Individual SanctificationThe Social Principles as a Body of Teaching; Structure; Four Characteristics; Theological Grounding; Comprehensive Statements; Social Issues; Emphasis on Human Rights; The Message of the Social Principles and Resolutions; Environmental Justice; Sexism; Racism; Alcohol and (Other) Drug Abuse; Materialism and Poverty; War and Peace; Global Cultural Diversity; The Goal of Sanctification; Chapter 9 Means of Grace; Means of Grace in the Christian Life; The Church; The Nature of the Church; Ordained Ministry; Mission; Itinerancy; Conference; Episcopacy.

Abstract:

"Throughout this ebook, Scott J. Jones insists that for United Methodists the ultimate goal of doctrine is holiness. Importantly, he clarifies the nature and the specific claims of ""official"" United Methodist doctrine in a way that moves beyond the current tendency to assume the only alternatives are a rigid dogmatism or an unfettered theological pluralism. In classic Wesleyan form, Jones' driving concern is with recovering the vital role of forming believers in the ""mind of Christ, "" so that they might live more faithfully in their many settings in our world."
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