Church History

“How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” An Examination of Martin Luther’s Views on the Virgin Mary

A person who finds themselves in a contemporary mainline or evangelical Protestant church will be hard-pressed to hear much about the Virgin Mary other than, as her title implies, she was a virgin, and that she was the mother of Jesus Christ. Both things are true and important in and of themselves for Christian doctrine and theology, but they are also very cursory statements in nature and do not really address the vital and dominant role Mary has played in Christian history and spirituality, even among the Reformers.


The Mediator - Volume XII, Issue 1 April 2017

The articles in this issue of The Mediatorare the outcome of a conference on postmodernity held at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary on March 5, 2016. The first of these articles formed the cornerstone for the conference, as Dr. Phillip E. Davis presented some of the fruit of his doctoral investigations into the work of Jean-François Lyotard and Lieven Boeve. To his great credit, Davis was able to present the complexities of postmodern philosophy and theology, repackaged in a way that was both accessible to a general audience while simultaneously faithful to the origi-nal work.


In Quest of a Holiness Ethic

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
H. Ray Dunning

Subtitle:  A History of Ethics in the Church of the Nazarene the First 75 years


Introduction, pg. 1

Chapter 1: The Doctrinal source of Nazarene Ethics, pg. 6
     Wesley's Ethical Emphasis
     Wesley's View of Sanctification
     Wesleyanism in America
     The Keswick Influence
     Nazarene Spokesmen on Sanctification

Chapter 2: Historical Sources of Nazarene Ethics, pg. 49
     Documentary Sources
     Socio-Historical Sources

Holiness Teaching: New Testament Times to Wesley

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Paul Bassett

Heart purity, perfect love, entire sanctification--though John Wesley is acclaimed as the chief articulator of the doctrine in modern times, believers have both sought and known its truth in every generation of the Church. Included in this collection of Holiness classics are writings from the Shepherd of Hermas, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Bernard of Clairvaux, and others. The volume editor introduces each writers contributions with pertinent facts and commentary that place them in their proper historical and doctrinal context.

A History 1898-1915 of the Pentecostal Mission, Inc.

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
John T. Benson

Introductory Statement - Millard Reed
A Second Preliminary Statement - John T. Benson, Jr.
Chapter 1: Summer of 1897 - Two Good Men Meet
Chapter 2: Beginning period of 1897 to 1898 - First Annual Convention
Chapter 3: Fiscal Year 1898 to 1899 - Second Annual Convention
Chapter 4: Fiscal Year 1899 to 1900 - Third Annual Convention
Chapter 5: Fiscal Year 1900 to 1901 - Fourth Annual Convention
Chapter 6: Fiscal Year 1901 to 1902 - Fifth Annual Convention

The Holiness Social Ethic and Nazarene Urban Ministry

Dissertation, Wesley Theological Seminary for the degree of Doctor of Ministry



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