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Journal In Entirety Jan 2018

Journal In Entirety

The Asbury Journal

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Seeing Lakota Christian Mission History Through The Eyes Of John Wesley’S Image Of God, Susangeline Y. Patrick Jan 2018

Seeing Lakota Christian Mission History Through The Eyes Of John Wesley’S Image Of God, Susangeline Y. Patrick

The Asbury Journal

This paper engages John Wesley’s understanding of the Imago Dei (the image of God) and examines the history of Christian mission among the Native American1 tribes, particularly Lakota2 on Rosebud Reservation and Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Wesley’s view of the image of God in creation, partial loss of the image of God, and restoration of the image of God in Jesus Christ provides a framework to describe both the successes and failures in Lakota mission history. Wesley’s understanding of the Imago Dei challenges current mission theology and praxis to see God’s creation and peoples ...


The Problem With Wesley’S Postmillennialism: An Exegetical Case For Historic Premillennialism In 21st Century Wesleyan Theology And Missions, Timothy J. Christian Jan 2018

The Problem With Wesley’S Postmillennialism: An Exegetical Case For Historic Premillennialism In 21st Century Wesleyan Theology And Missions, Timothy J. Christian

The Asbury Journal

This article presents an exegesis of Revelation 20:1-10 followed by a critical assessment of Wesley’s interpretation of Revelation 20:1-10. Overall, Wesley’s postmillennial interpretation of Revelation 20:1-10 is not supported by an exegetical reading of Revelation 20:1-10 (Scripture); it is not rooted in the early church (tradition); and it is based largely upon the optimism of the 18th century which was shattered by the 20th century (experience). Historic premillennialism, however, does exegetical justice to Revelation 20:1-10 (Scripture), takes seriously the early church’s view (tradition), and accords with our reason and experience in the ...


The Relational Character Of Wesley’S Theology And Its Implications For An Ecclesiology For The Other: A Latino Pentecostal Testimony, Wilmer Estrada-Carrasquillo Jan 2018

The Relational Character Of Wesley’S Theology And Its Implications For An Ecclesiology For The Other: A Latino Pentecostal Testimony, Wilmer Estrada-Carrasquillo

The Asbury Journal

This article assesses the impact of John Welsey’s theology on relationship, both between human beings and God and between human beings within community. This theology of relationality is then used as a framework for reading the Christological hymn in Philippians. Finally the implications of our understanding of a theology of relationality are explored in the light of missiological and ecclesiological lenses. All of this is done through the added lens of the author’s experience as a Latino Pentecostal.


The Good Work Of Justification, Sanctification, And Glorification: John Wesley’S Soteriological Explanation Of Philippians 1:6, Ryan Kristopher Giffin Jan 2018

The Good Work Of Justification, Sanctification, And Glorification: John Wesley’S Soteriological Explanation Of Philippians 1:6, Ryan Kristopher Giffin

The Asbury Journal

Numerous scholars have described John Wesley’s use of scripture as soteriological in orientation. This article discusses how this soteriological hermeneutic is present in Wesley’s explanatory note on Phil 1:6, a well-known Pauline text. The article highlights how Wesley’s brief note on this beloved text can provide readers with an entry point into a discussion of three theological themes Wesley held dear, the themes of justification, sanctification, and glorification. In this way, Wesley’s explanation of Phil 1:6 presents Wesleyans with a convenient way of reflecting on both Wesleyan hermeneutics and Wesleyan theology.


A Wesleyan Missiological Perspective On Holiness Across Cultures, Marcus W. Dean Jan 2018

A Wesleyan Missiological Perspective On Holiness Across Cultures, Marcus W. Dean

The Asbury Journal

Missiology has focused on various aspects of contextualization and the importance of salvation, but has not dealt extensively with the biblical concept of holiness. From a Wesleyan perspective this paper looks at holiness from the lens of contextualization. A biblical support of contextualization is presented. Then the cultural factors of values—the dynamics of shame, guilt, and fear are explored— and purity are examined as starting points to contextualize the holiness message. While holiness is ultimately about ethical life and relationships, the message must be built upon culturally understandable concepts.


From The Editor, Robert Danielson Jan 2018

From The Editor, Robert Danielson

The Asbury Journal

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John Wesley’S Mission Of Spreading Scriptural Holiness: A Case Study In World Mission And Evangelism, Laurence W. Wood Jan 2018

John Wesley’S Mission Of Spreading Scriptural Holiness: A Case Study In World Mission And Evangelism, Laurence W. Wood

The Asbury Journal

A manual of discipline, called The Large Minutes, was given to all Methodist preachers when they joined John Wesley’s annual conference, containing this explanation: “God’s design in raising up the people called ‘Methodists’” was “to spread scriptural holiness over the land.” This paper will trace a narrow slice of the larger developing story of how John Wesley arrived at his distinction between justifying faith and full sanctifying grace. It will also serve as a case study to show that the call to justification by faith and a subsequent experience of sanctification by faith became the theme of his ...


John Wesley, Irenaeus, And Christian Mission: Rethinking Western Christian Theology, Howard A. Snyder Jan 2018

John Wesley, Irenaeus, And Christian Mission: Rethinking Western Christian Theology, Howard A. Snyder

The Asbury Journal

John Wesley (1703-1791) was a theologian and practitioner of mission. The theological sophistication of his missiology has never been fully appreciated for three reasons: 1) Wesley seldom used the language of “mission,” 2) he intentionally masked the depth of his learning in the interest of “plain, sound English,” and 3) interpreters assumed that as an evangelist, Wesley could not be taken seriously as theologian. Quite to the contrary, this article shows the depth and sophistication of Wesley’s doctrinal and missiological thinking. Reviewing Western Christian theology from the first century to our day, this article examines the close use of ...


Methodism In An Orthodox Context: History, Theology, And (Sadly) Politics, Mark R. Elliot Jan 2018

Methodism In An Orthodox Context: History, Theology, And (Sadly) Politics, Mark R. Elliot

The Asbury Journal

The history of Methodism and Eastern Orthodoxy goes back to the early days of Wesley and his interest in the teachings of the Greek Church Fathers. The relationship between Methodists and the Orthodox Church has gone through positive and negative periods, but the growth of the Soviet Union and the challenge of Communism placed new challenges on both groups. The emergence of the Russian Orthodox Church and its reaction to growing Protestant missions has led to new problems, although the ongoing hope is that commonalities in our theology will overcome some of the challenges of current political realities. This paper ...


From The Archives: Frances Havergal’S Letter To Hannah Whitall Smith About Her Sanctification Experience, Robert Danielson Jan 2018

From The Archives: Frances Havergal’S Letter To Hannah Whitall Smith About Her Sanctification Experience, Robert Danielson

The Asbury Journal

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Book Reviews, Michael Whitcomb-Tavey, Russell J. Frazier, Scott R. Smith, Zachariah S. Motts, Bud Simon, Scott Donahue-Martens, Brian W. Shelton, David Nonnenmacher Jr., Stanley Cung Jan 2018

Book Reviews, Michael Whitcomb-Tavey, Russell J. Frazier, Scott R. Smith, Zachariah S. Motts, Bud Simon, Scott Donahue-Martens, Brian W. Shelton, David Nonnenmacher Jr., Stanley Cung

The Asbury Journal

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Books Received Jan 2018

Books Received

The Asbury Journal

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Introduction - On The State Of The Old Testament: Essays In Review Of Brent Strawn's The Old Testament Is Dying, David B. Schreiner Jan 2018

Introduction - On The State Of The Old Testament: Essays In Review Of Brent Strawn's The Old Testament Is Dying, David B. Schreiner

The Asbury Journal

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A Précis Of Brent Strawn's The Old Testament Is Dying, David B. Schreiner Jan 2018

A Précis Of Brent Strawn's The Old Testament Is Dying, David B. Schreiner

The Asbury Journal

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A Response To Brent Strawn, Kimberly Bracken Long Jan 2018

A Response To Brent Strawn, Kimberly Bracken Long

The Asbury Journal

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On Maladies Canonical, Christian, And Human: A Response To Brent A. Strawn, Clinton J. Moyer Jan 2018

On Maladies Canonical, Christian, And Human: A Response To Brent A. Strawn, Clinton J. Moyer

The Asbury Journal

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The Old Testament's Moribund Condition: Still Critical, Brent A. Strawn Jan 2018

The Old Testament's Moribund Condition: Still Critical, Brent A. Strawn

The Asbury Journal

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The Strangeness Of Culture: A Response To Brent A. Strawn, Brad Haggard Jan 2018

The Strangeness Of Culture: A Response To Brent A. Strawn, Brad Haggard

The Asbury Journal

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On The Moding And Diachrony Of The Books Of Samuel, David B. Schreiner Jan 2018

On The Moding And Diachrony Of The Books Of Samuel, David B. Schreiner

The Asbury Journal

The three “lamp” passages in Samuel (1 Sam 3:3; 2 Sam 21:17; 22:29) cooperate to establish an inclusio that serves as the hermeneutical lens for the final form of Samuel. Contrary to Graeme Auld, therefore, 1 and 2 Samuel is not necessarily all about David, but rather it’s about David insofar as he is the chief vehicle through which the narrative communicates a particular ideology. To account for this dynamic, there appears to be at least two phases of development within Samuel’s lamp metaphor, the latter of which imported a more critical posture toward the ...


Divine Revelation In The Pentateuch, Bill T. Arnold Jan 2018

Divine Revelation In The Pentateuch, Bill T. Arnold

The Asbury Journal

Studies of divine revelation in the Old Testament rightly focus on Israel’s encounter with God at Mount Sinai recorded in Exodus 19-24 (and interpreted in Deuteronomy 4). But theologians often neglect the earlier expressions of divine self-disclosure, which hold potential to enrich our understanding of this essential Christian doctrine. This paper investigates the ancestral narratives of Genesis (especially Gen 12:7 and 17:1) and the appearance of YHWH to Moses at the burning bush (Exod 3-4), in order to gain a more complete perception of divine revelation in the Pentateuch, which then offers contributions to Christian theologizing about ...


The Nature Of The Church's Mission In Light Of The Biblical Origin Of Social Holiness, Ban Seok Cho Jan 2018

The Nature Of The Church's Mission In Light Of The Biblical Origin Of Social Holiness, Ban Seok Cho

The Asbury Journal

This paper intends to find missiological implications that the biblical origin of social holiness has for the church’s mission. In order to accomplish this purpose, this paper, first, identifies the biblical origin of social holiness in the Old Testament narrative and its development in the New Testament narrative. Then, the relationship between the image of God in Genesis 1 and the development of social holiness in the biblical narrative will be discussed. Lastly, in light of the biblical origin of social holiness, missiological implications for the church’s mission are suggested. The thesis of this paper is that social ...


Books Received Jan 2018

Books Received

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


From The Editor, Robert Danielson Jan 2018

From The Editor, Robert Danielson

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Journal In Entirety Jan 2018

Journal In Entirety

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Is The Old Testament Dying? An Academic Discussion, David B. Schreiner, Kimberly Bracken Long, Murray Vasser, Clinton J. Moyer, Brent A. Strawn, Brad Haggard Jan 2018

Is The Old Testament Dying? An Academic Discussion, David B. Schreiner, Kimberly Bracken Long, Murray Vasser, Clinton J. Moyer, Brent A. Strawn, Brad Haggard

The Asbury Journal

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A Response To Brent Strawn, Murray Vasser Jan 2018

A Response To Brent Strawn, Murray Vasser

The Asbury Journal

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From The Archives: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda Posters, Robert Danielson Jan 2018

From The Archives: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda Posters, Robert Danielson

The Asbury Journal

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Book Reviews, Shawn P. Behan, Rabbi David J. Zucker, Bud Simon, Zachariah S. Motts, Matthew Haugen, J. R. Wright, Michael Whitcomb-Tavey Jan 2018

Book Reviews, Shawn P. Behan, Rabbi David J. Zucker, Bud Simon, Zachariah S. Motts, Matthew Haugen, J. R. Wright, Michael Whitcomb-Tavey

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


A Singular Israel In A Pluralistic World, Bill T. Arnold Jan 2017

A Singular Israel In A Pluralistic World, Bill T. Arnold

The Asbury Journal

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