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A Methodist Perspective on Catholic Learning

David M. Chapman

in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning: Exploring a Way for Contemporary Ecumenism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216451
eISBN:
9780191712173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216451.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter affirms Pope John Paul II's description of ecumenical dialogue as involving ‘an exchange of gifts’ in order to identify a number of characteristic ecclesial endowments present in ... More


The Emergence of the Canonical Heritage of the Church

William J. Abraham

in Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250035
eISBN:
9780191600388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250030.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Church of the first millennium assembled a complex canonical heritage of materials, practices, and persons. Minimally these involved various lists or canons of doctrine, scripture, saints, ... More


Transition in the Popular Practice of the Bands

Kevin M. Watson

in Pursuing Social Holiness: The Band Meeting in Wesley's Thought and Popular Methodist Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199336364
eISBN:
9780199395682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336364.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the popular Methodist experience of band meetings from the late eighteen and early nineteenth centuries. The popular practice of the bands from the 1760s to the 1780s and from ... More


Conversion: A Divine and Supernatural Light

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards agreed with his Puritan predecessors that preparation normally comes before conversion. He preached the necessity of the means of grace but argued they could not bring grace by themselves. ... More


The Bands as a Key to the Distinctive Wesleyan Synthesis of Anglican and Moravian Piety

Kevin M. Watson

in Pursuing Social Holiness: The Band Meeting in Wesley's Thought and Popular Methodist Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199336364
eISBN:
9780199395682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336364.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the band meeting was the key expression of John Wesley’s synthesis of Anglican and Moravian piety. The chapter describes the ways in which the band meeting expressed each ... More


Early Popular Methodist Experience of the Band Meeting

Kevin M. Watson

in Pursuing Social Holiness: The Band Meeting in Wesley's Thought and Popular Methodist Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199336364
eISBN:
9780199395682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336364.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter turns from Wesley’s theology to the popular practice of the band meeting from 1738 through the mid-1760s. The chapter considers the extent to which Wesley’s conception of the bands was ... More


Works from Calvin’s First Period in Geneva and the Strasbourg Interlude (1536–41)

Lyle D. Bierma

in Font of Pardon and New Life: John Calvin and the Efficacy of Baptism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197553879
eISBN:
9780197553909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553879.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter Abstract: This chapter moves to the second phase of development in Calvin’s doctrine of baptismal efficacy by examining the writings from his first ministry stint in Geneva and his three ... More


Language of the Heart: The Bible in Jonathan Edwards’ Personal Life and Spiritual Practice

Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe

in Jonathan Edwards and Scripture: Biblical Exegesis in British North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190249496
eISBN:
9780190249526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249496.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe gives us a window into Jonthan Edwards’ spiritual practices and how the Bible colored them. With his typological imagination, Edwards relished nature, but even there, his ... More


Baptismal Efficacy in Calvin’s Theology: Conclusion

Lyle D. Bierma

in Font of Pardon and New Life: John Calvin and the Efficacy of Baptism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197553879
eISBN:
9780197553909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553879.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter Abstract: This concluding chapter restates the central thesis of the book and summarizes the supporting material from the preceding chapters. The thesis is that when it comes to the three ... More


Font of Pardon and New Life: John Calvin and the Efficacy of Baptism

Lyle D. Bierma

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197553879
eISBN:
9780197553909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a study of the historical development and impact of John Calvin’s doctrine of baptismal efficacy. The primary questions it addresses are (1) whether Calvin taught an “instrumental” ... More


Christian Character Formation: Lutheran Studies of the Law, Anthropology, Worship, and Virtue

Gifford A. Grobien

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198746195
eISBN:
9780191808784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746195.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This work investigates worship and formation in view of Christian anthropology, particularly union with Christ. Traditions which value justification by faith wrestle to some degree with how to ... More


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