A Holiness hermeneutic : biblical interpretation in the American Holiness Movement (1875-1920) / Stephen J. Lennox ; foreword by William J. Abraham.
- Eugene, Oregon : Pickwick Publications, 2018.
xv, 179 pages ; 24 cm
- Holiness movement -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Holiness movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Holiness churches -- United States -- Doctrines -- History -- 19th century.
Holiness churches -- United States -- Doctrines -- History -- 20th century.
Holiness churches -- Doctrines.
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- 19th century.
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- 20th century.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- America in the late nineteenth century was undergoing enormous societal shifts. Immigration and urbanization were changing the face of the country. New discoveries and new perspectives on old verities stretched its mind and stirred its soul. The recently concluded Civil War left America bloodied, its self-confidence bruised, and its capacity for controversy weakened. American churches responded to these upheavals in different ways with long-lasting consequences. The reaction of one small branch of American Protestantism rooted in the broader stream of Methodism opens a window into these troubled times. This book explores how the American holiness movement navigated the societal maelstrom and the role the Bible played in charting its course. The holiness movement's response illustrates the interaction between the Bible and culture. It sheds light on the development of the movement's younger cousin, Pentecostalism. It also adds texture to the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy, an important struggle that marked the early decades of the twentieth century and continues to shape America today. -- Publisher's description.
The Populist hermeneutic in American biblical studies
The history of the American Holiness movement
- The Wesleyan Quadrilateral and Holiness biblical interpretation
The Populist hermeneutic in the American Holiness movement
Four pillars of Holiness interpretation
Summary observations on Holiness interpretation
Reflections on the intersection of critical biblical studies with the American Holiness movement.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-173) and index.
- Abraham, William J. (William James), 1947- writer of foreword.
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