Christianity without the Cross: A History of Salvation in by Thomas A. Fudge

By Thomas A. Fudge

Grounded in basic resource learn, this boldly revisionist ebook examines the doctrine of salvation in Oneness Pentecostalism (United Pentecostal Church) from its origins via its a number of developmental phases. The slow upward push of a literal interpretation of Acts 2.38 eradicated a practice of doctrinal range inside of Oneness idea which seemed salvation as happening at repentance ahead of water and Spirit baptism. With this improvement a chief hyperlink to the broader circulation of evangelical Christianity used to be severed. The "water and Spirit" theology led to a kind of Christianity which doesn't inevitably require the pass in any significant experience for salvation. This research recovers the misplaced theological culture linked to vital figures equivalent to Howard A. Goss, A.D. Gurley, W.M. Greer, C.H. Tadon, Wynn T. Stairs, Earl Jacques, E.P. Wickens, John Paterson and the Pentecostal Church, included. Combining conventional ancient technique and theological examine with the rules of a generally dependent oral heritage, this research argues for a theological variety in the background of Oneness Pentecostalism and in so doing bridges a huge hole within the heritage and theology of the United Pentecostal Church.

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