Holiness Movement - Holiness Movement a distinctively...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Holiness Movement : a distinctively American movement that combined Wesleyan perfectionism and 19 th century revivalism John Wesley believed that Methodism had been raised up by God “to spread scriptural holiness over the land” ( Works , VIII, 299). His Plain Account of Christian Perfection (1766) described this holiness in terms of the cleansing power of complete consecration; “perfection” means a “complete” renovation of a Christian’s motivational center through an infusion of the Spirit and love of God. It is a “circumcision of the heart” that removes sinful self-centeredness, a “purity of intention” or “perfect love” which means “loving God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. This implies that no wrong temper, none contrary to love, remains in the soul; and that all the thoughts, words, and actions are governed by pure love.” ( Ibid , 394). This sort of “perfection,” since it was based in a Divine re-creation of the inner person, emphasized “full salvation” which Wesley described as “deliverance from both the guilt and power of sin.” His description of the reception of this sanctification combined the dynamics of a gradual process and an instantaneous crisis ( Ibid, 446). The American Holiness movement went through three distinct phases. The earliest, beginning in the opening decades of the nineteenth century, was a synthesis of traditional Methodist teaching on sanctification with revivalism.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern