The word holiness comes from the Hebrew word, kadash, which means “to separate” or “to set apart” or “to distinguish.” Holiness is central to the Christian understanding of the gospel, and we are called to be holy because of the simple fact that God is holy.
The meditations in The Call to Holiness: Pursuing the Heart of God for the Love of the World explore how God’s holiness is manifested within the larger framework of His self-revelation as found in the Bible and in our lives.
These short reflections demonstrate that holiness—along with all of God’s other amazing attributes—always informs who He is in all of His dealings with us. An examination of this important doctrine will lead us to a deeper relationship with God and one another, and ultimately, will affect how we live in the world.
Timothy C. Tennent (PhD) is the President of Asbury Theological Seminary and a Professor of Global Christianity. His works include Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the Twenty-first Century and Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think about and Discuss Theology. He blogs at timothytennent.com and can be followed on twitter @TimTennent.
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