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A practical-theological investigation of the nineteenth and twentieth century "faith theologies"

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dc.contributor.advisor Theron, Jacques Petrus Johan King, Paul Leslie en 2015-01-23T04:24:53Z 2015-01-23T04:24:53Z 2001-11 en
dc.identifier.citation King, Paul Leslie (2001) A practical-theological investigation of the nineteenth and twentieth century "faith theologies", University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a study of nineteenth and twentieth century faith theology and praxis, seeking to determine a balanced, healthy faith that is both sound in theology and effective in practice, Part 1 presents a history and sources of Faith Teaching and Practices. It first looks historically at the roots of later faith teaching and practice by presenting a sampling of teachings on faith from early church fathers, reformers, mystics, and Pietists. These form the foundation for the movements of faith in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries-the classic faith teaching, followed by the modern faith movement and leaders. Part 2 deals with the foundational issues of faith teaching and practice: the relationship of faith to the supernatural, the concept of the inheritance of the believer and the practice of claiming the promises of God, the nature of faith, and the authority of the believer and its inferences for faith praxis. Part 3 investigates seven major theological issues of faith teaching and practice: faith as a law and force, the object and source of faith, the relationship of faith and the will of God, distinguishing between a logos and a rhema word of God, the concepts of revelation and sense knowledge, the doctrine of healing in the atonement, the question of evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Part 4 examines major practical issues of faith teaching and practice about which controversy swirls: positive mental attitude and positive confession; issues of discernment in acting upon impressions, voices, revelations, and "words from the Lord;" questions of faith regarding sickness and healing, death, doctors and medicine; the relationships between sickness, suffering, healing, and sanctification; and prosperity. Part 5 reflects upon these issues and comes to final conclusions regarding: the role of hermeneutics in determining faith theology and praxis, how to handle unanswered prayers and apparent failures of faith, the seeming paradox and tension between claiming one's inheritance and dying to self, a summary of practical conclusions for exercise of healthy faith, and final conclusions and recommendations on developing a sound theology and practice of faith for the twenty-first century.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 358 leaves) en
dc.subject Faith healing
dc.subject Prayer
dc.subject Balance
dc.subject Dynamic tension
dc.subject Faith theology
dc.subject Praxis
dc.subject Holiness
dc.subject Classic faith
dc.subject Modern faith
dc.subject A. B. Simpson
dc.subject Charles Spurgeon
dc.subject Andrew Murray
dc.subject Oswald Chambers
dc.subject Hudson Taylor
dc.subject John MacMillan
dc.subject A.W. Tozer
dc.subject Kenneth Hagin
dc.subject Kenneth Copeland
dc.subject Frederick K.C. Price
dc.subject E.M. Bounds
dc.subject Amy Carmichael
dc.subject Phoebe Palmer
dc.subject.ddc 270.82 en
dc.subject.lcsh Pentecostalism -- History -- 19th century en
dc.subject.lcsh Pentecostalism -- History -- 20th century en
dc.subject.lcsh Evangelists en
dc.subject.lcsh Faith -- History of doctrines -- 19th century en
dc.subject.lcsh Faith -- History of doctrines -- 20th century en
dc.subject.lcsh Healing -- Religious aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Prayer en
dc.title A practical-theological investigation of the nineteenth and twentieth century "faith theologies" en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology D.Th. (Practical Theology) en

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