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Christians generally recognize the need to live a holy, or sanctified, life. But they differ on what sanctification is and how it is achieved. Five Views on Sanctification brings together in one easy-to-understand volume five major Protestant views on sanctification. Writing from a solid evangelical stance, each author describes and defends his own understanding of the doctrine, and responds as well to the views of the other authors. This book addresses such practical questions as: 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? The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
About the AuthorsMelvin E. Dieter is the former provost of Asbury Theological Seminary. Anthony A. Hoekema was late professor emeritus of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.
Stanley M. Horton is professor emeritus of Bible and theology at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He has a degree from the University of California, master degrees in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard University, and a doctorate in theology from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He chaired the Bible department at Central Bible College for thirty years.
J. Robertson McQuilkin is the former president of Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions. John F. Walvoord was president of Dallas Theological Seminary and author of numerous books on eschatology and theology. He held the A.M. degree from Texas Christian University in philosophy and the ThD degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Systematic Theology.