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

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dc.contributor.advisor Theron, J. P. J. en
dc.contributor.advisor Lederle, H. I. en King, Paul Leslie en 2009-08-25T10:48:19Z 2009-08-25T10:48:19Z 2009-08-25T10:48:19Z 2002-01-01 en
dc.identifier.citation King, Paul Leslie (2009) A practical-theological investigation of the nineteenth and twentieth century "faith theologies", University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description A. B. Simpson
dc.description Charles Spurgeon
dc.description Andrew Murray
dc.description Oswald Chambers
dc.description George Muller
dc.description Hudson Taylor
dc.description John MacMillan
dc.description A. W. Tozer
dc.description Kenneth Hagin
dc.description Kenneth Copeland
dc.description Frederick K. C. Price
dc.description E. M. Bounds
dc.description Amy Carmichael
dc.description Phoebe Palmer
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 historicalty 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 lhe 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 failh 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 failh 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-fist century. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 358 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Faith en
dc.subject 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.ddc 270.82
dc.subject.lcsh Pentecostalism -- History -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Pentecostalism -- History -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Evangelists
dc.subject.lcsh Faith -- History of doctrines -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Faith -- History of doctrines -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Healing -- Religious aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Prayer
dc.title A practical-theological investigation of the nineteenth and twentieth century "faith theologies" en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en D.Th. (Practical Theology) en

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