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Flew, R. Newton (Robert Newton), 1886-1962. Idea of perfection in Christian theology. New York : Humanities Press, 1968 (OCoLC)714735711. Download book The idea of perfection in Christian theology : an historical study of the Christian ideal for the present life, by R.

This book is an examination of historical Christian teaching relating to the perfection of the soul. It begins with the New Testament, and with the recorded teaching of Christ, which contemplated for his disciples a life lived on the level of miracle.

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Robert Newton Flew (1886–1962) was an English Methodist minister and theologian, and an advocate of. .The Idea of Perfection in Christian Theology. An historical study of the Christian ideal for the present life (London: OUP, 1934).

Robert Newton Flew (1886–1962) was an English Methodist minister and theologian, and an advocate of ecumenism among the Christian churches. 1 Family and education. Jesus and His Church. London: Epworth Press, 1938; last reprint: Carlisle: Paternoster, 1998). Fernley-Hartley lecture. The Hymns of Charles Wesley. A study of their structure (London: Epworth Press, 1953). Wesley Historical Society lecture.

Christian perfection consists in Love, and may be attained in this life.

Idea of Perfection in Christian Theology: A Historical Study of the Christian Ideal for the Present Life. 1597521108 (ISBN13: 9781597521109). It's not quite four, but three doesn't quite do it justice. Christian perfection consists in Love, and may be attained in this life. Godly perfection; Absolute totality on the part of the lover; They love God as much as possible. It is in love that perfection principally depends. What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God.

An Historical Study of the Christian Ideal for the Present Life. 11. Scott . 12. Sir Robert Filmer. Liberty Fund, Inc. 2005. 13. The Divine Right of Kings/John Neville Figgis, ed. The Kingdom of God in the New Testament. 1965. 14. The Struggle for Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century English Political Tracts. Vol. 1. Indianapolis, 2009. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2007

The Idea of Perfection in Christian Theology. 169. The Nature of the Christian Church, According to the Teaching of the Methodists. London: Epworth Press, 1956. 204. Flew, H. Newton.

The Idea of Perfection in Christian Theology. London: Oxford University Press, 1934, 422 p. 3. Knox, Ronald . nthusiasm. London: Methodist Publishing House, 1937, 40 p. 170. Thompson, Edgar . he Methudist Doctrine of the Church. The Hymns of Charles Wesley: A Study of their Structure. London: Epworth Press, 1953. 205. Manning, Bernard . he Hymns of Wesley and Watts. London: Epworth Press, 1948, 143 p.

Often those Christians and groups of Christians who have honestly and earnestly sought to live a life of high dedication . The Idea of Perfection in Christian Theology: An Historical Study of the Christian Ideal for the Present Life.

Often those Christians and groups of Christians who have honestly and earnestly sought to live a life of high dedication, obedience, and holiness have been not only misunderstood but also frivolously condemned as hypocrites or self-righteous. The attempt to strive toward perfection ("Be ye therefore perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect") has often been erroneously labeled perfectionism. The Anabaptists and Mennonites have suffered under this charge from the beginning.

This book is an examination of historical Christian teaching relating to the perfection of the soul. It begins with the New Testament, and with the recorded teaching of Christ, which contemplated for his disciples "a life lived on the level of miracle" The rest of the book is concerned to trace the history of this idea of perfection in the history of the historic church, first in the writings of St. Paul and St. John, then in the Fathers, in the ideal of Monastic life, through Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to the Reformation, to St. Francis de Sales, Fenelon, Law, the Quakers and the Methodists, and on to the present day.

Idea of Perfection in Christian Theology: An Historical Study of the Christian Ideal for the Present Life (Oxford Reprints) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0198266204

ISBN: 0198266200

Author: Robert Newton Flew

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Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 1968)

Pages: 438 pages

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Blackbeard
The book is a detailed account of Christian perfection. The average reader without a Greek background and an excellent vocabulary must read it with his tablet (dictionary and Bible) in one hand and the scholarly presentation by Flew in the other. This book is best suited for pastors or Christian workers who are seeking a deeper understanding of perfection in Christian theology.
Blackbeard
The book is a detailed account of Christian perfection. The average reader without a Greek background and an excellent vocabulary must read it with his tablet (dictionary and Bible) in one hand and the scholarly presentation by Flew in the other. This book is best suited for pastors or Christian workers who are seeking a deeper understanding of perfection in Christian theology.
Mettiarrb
There is a fair amount of good material in Flew's work. His topic is somewhat unusual, which seems unfortunate, and thus it is highly useful for studies in sanctification, holiness, or perfection, and he's obviously well read and has done significant research.

One of the major weaknesses, however, is that Flew is not always particularly clear in his thought. The thesis of any of his chapters or sub-headings is often buried amid other material, which is often somewhat unnecessary. He seems to wander a bit, meandering onto trails that are not unrelated, but neither are they required to make his point. The simple fact that it is 100 years old also muddles things a bit in that the language is just different enough that it becomes easy to get lost. I occasionally found myself having to read paragraphs multiple times as I became confused as to whether he was arguing for or against the topic at hand!

Regardless, The Idea of Perfection is one of the only texts of its kind, and it is wide-reaching, providing a fair historical overview of perspectives on this particular theological idea. When he does make his point clearly, he backs it up with a fair amount of explanation and references, and it simply feels like his idea fits the person or tradition at hand.

Flew's book is one of those that makes me wish you were allowed half stars. It's not quite four, but three doesn't quite do it justice. Alas.
Mettiarrb
There is a fair amount of good material in Flew's work. His topic is somewhat unusual, which seems unfortunate, and thus it is highly useful for studies in sanctification, holiness, or perfection, and he's obviously well read and has done significant research.

One of the major weaknesses, however, is that Flew is not always particularly clear in his thought. The thesis of any of his chapters or sub-headings is often buried amid other material, which is often somewhat unnecessary. He seems to wander a bit, meandering onto trails that are not unrelated, but neither are they required to make his point. The simple fact that it is 100 years old also muddles things a bit in that the language is just different enough that it becomes easy to get lost. I occasionally found myself having to read paragraphs multiple times as I became confused as to whether he was arguing for or against the topic at hand!

Regardless, The Idea of Perfection is one of the only texts of its kind, and it is wide-reaching, providing a fair historical overview of perspectives on this particular theological idea. When he does make his point clearly, he backs it up with a fair amount of explanation and references, and it simply feels like his idea fits the person or tradition at hand.

Flew's book is one of those that makes me wish you were allowed half stars. It's not quite four, but three doesn't quite do it justice. Alas.