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MPP1721 - Exploring Christian Holiness

Course Description

A study of the biblical, historical, and theological foundations of the doctrine of Christian holiness from a uniquely Wesleyan-Holiness perspective. Attention will be given to the student's experiential knowledge of God's sanctifying grace, the development of Christian character through the spiritual disciplines, and the integration of holiness teaching with the practice of ministry. Prerequisites: The "required" theology courses and 18 hours of Bible courses.

Course Objectives

The following intended learning outcomes will be achieved by this course:

  1. Explain the biblical foundation for the doctrine of Christian holiness. (Comprehension)
  2. Identify historical influences that have contributed to the way the doctrine of Christian holiness has evolved to the present time. (Analysis)
  3. Distinguish sanctification from justification and to articulate the relationship between the two. (Synthesis)
  4. Integrate holiness doctrine into the broader spectrum of Christian theology, such as the doctrine of God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Salvation, the Church, Worship etc. (Synthesis)
  5. Describe one's own spiritual journey and to identify the theological significance of particular events/experiences that have served as "spiritual milestones" along the way. (Analysis and Evaluation)
  6. Clearly communicate the message of Christian holiness in a way that is articulated with clarity, conviction, and is biblically and theologically grounded. (Application and Synthesis)

The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:

  • CN 9 - Ability to articulate the doctrine of holiness from a Wesleyan perspective.
  • CN 12 - Ability to identify the formative influences of the American Holiness Movement and the Church of the Nazarene.

Course Prerequisites

Communicating with Spoken and Written Language (or English), Telling the Old Testament Story (or Intro. to OT), and Telling the New Testament Story (or Intro. To NT)

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