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Holiness Movements
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I. Europe – II. North America

I. Europe

The Christian's desire for personal holiness and victory over sin is characteristic of mature faith (John 14:23; 1 Thess 4:3). However, the interpretation and practice of holiness differs widely. While the New Testament understands the process of “becoming holy” as God's activity in Christians (John 17:17; Eph 5:25ff.; 1 Thess 5:23), since the Reformation the theological and practical interest in holine…

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Cochlovius, Joachim and Faupel, D. William, “Holiness Movements”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_09525>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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