- ISBN: 0310212693, 9780310212690
- Page count: 462
- Published: 1996-09-28
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Author: Melvin Dieter
Christians generally recognize the need to live a holy, or sanctified, life. But they differ on what sanctification is and how it is achieved.
How does one achieve sanctification in this life? How much success in sanctification is possible? Is a crisis experience following one's conversion normal–or necessary? If so, what kind of experience, and how is it verified?
Five Views on Sanctification–part of the Counterpoints series–brings together in one easy-to-understand volume five major Protestant views on sanctification:
Wesleyan View – represented by Melvin E. DieterReformed View – represented by Anthony A. HoekemaPentecostal View – represented by Stanley M. HortonKeswick View – represented by J. Robertson McQuilkinAugustinian-Dispensationalism View – represented by John F. Walvoord
Writing from a solid evangelical stance, each author describes and defends his own understanding of the doctrine sanctification and then responds to the views of the other authors.
The Counterpoints series presents a comparison and critique of scholarly views on topics important to Christians that are both fair-minded and respectful of the biblical text. Each volume is a one-stop reference that allows readers to evaluate the different positions on a specific issue and form their own, educated opinion.