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Sunday School: Higher Life Theology and Biblical Sanctification (Pt. 2)

March 25, 2018 Speaker: John Bell Series: Sunday School: Higher Life Theology and Biblical Sanctification


A. Forerunners

1. Wesleyan Perfectionism: “Perfect Love Toward God and Man” (Wesley, Fletcher, Clarke)

2. The Holiness Movement: Modified Wesleyan Perfectionism

            a. Methodist Perfectionism: Emphasis on the Crisis of Christian Perfection (Phoebe Palmer, Camp Meetings)

             b. Oberlin Perfectionism: The Perfection of a Human’s Autonomous Free Will (Finney, Mahan)

             c. The Higher Life Movement: Immediate Sanctification by Faith, Transdenominational (Boardman, R. P. & H. W. Smith)


B. Propagators

1. Eight Leaders of the Early Keswick Convention

              a. Thomas Dundas Harford-Battersby (1823-83) and Robert Wilson (1824-1905): Keswick’s Founders

              b. James Elder Cumming (1830-1917): Keswick’s Exemplar

              c. Evan Henry Hopkins (1837-1918): Keswick’s Formative Theologian

              d. Hanmer William Webb-Peploe (1837-1923): Keswick’s Orator

              e. Handley Carr Glyn Moule (1841-1920): Keswick’s Scholar

              f. Frederick Brotherton Meyer (1847-1929): Keswick’s International Ambassador

              g. Charles Armstrong Fox (1836-1900): Keswick’s Poet

2. Eight Other Prominent Propagators of Keswick Theology

                 a. Andrew Murray (1828-1917): Keswick’s Foremost Devotional Author

                 b. James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) and Amy Wilson Carmichael (1867-1951): Keswick’s Foremost Missionaries

                 c. Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879): Keswick’s Hymnist

                 d. Arthur Tappan Pierson (1837-1911): Keswick’s American Ambassador

                 e. William Henry Griffith Thomas (1861-1924),Charles Gallaudet Trumbull (1872- 1941) and Robert Crawford McQuilkin (1886-1952): Keswick’s Leaders of the Victorious Life Movement