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Scripture and Revelation

Sarah Heaner Lancaster

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696116
Published online January 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199696116.013.0028

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Scripture and Revelation

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This article discusses scripture and revelation in Methodism. The Methodist mission to spread ‘Scriptural holiness’ assumes a connection between the Bible and a way of living that demonstrates the saving work of God. Revelation, then, even when it has been taken to be propositional (consisting of assertions to be believed) has been considered as not simply a matter of intellectual belief, but a matter of life-changing and life-shaping importance. If there is anything distinctive about a Methodist understanding of Scripture and revelation, it will be found in this connection between knowledge and life.

Keywords: Methodism; Methodists; God; Scripture; revelation

Article.  7118 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Religious Studies

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