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Eschatological Living in John Wesley's Theology: a doctrinal analysis and contextual reflection

Wong, Tik-Wah (2009) Eschatological Living in John Wesley's Theology: a doctrinal analysis and contextual reflection. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    This thesis aims to establish that eschatological living in Wesley's thoughts is a lifestyle which takes peaceful relationship with the triune God as its foundational basis and ultimate End. At the same time, it receives the Kingdom of Grace and the future Kingdom of Glory as its eschatological-teleological vision. This End and vision in turn shape our eschatological pilgrimage between the Kingdom of Grace and the Kingdom of Glory.

    Eschatological living begins as a new creation in God's justifying grace and continues until we are perfected in God's sanctifying grace. It is a development of faith in God's grace with our responsible participation till we are made glorious in the new heaven and new earth.

    It is an effort to live out the beauty of the Kingdom's values through responsible stewardship, through our love for God, love for our neighbours and other God's creatures in our social context.

    Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Philosophy)
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Kingdom of Grace, Kingdom of Glory, New Creation, New Birth, Justification, Sanctification, Love for God, Love for Neighbours, Perfection, Means of Grace, Works of Mercy, Stewardship
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies > 229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): C - Systematic Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-UCTC: United Faculty of Theology - Uniting Church Theological College
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    Date Deposited: 25 May 2009 15:01
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 02:37
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/9

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