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Holiness and Social Justice: Dialogue report Commissioned by The Salvation Army and the Uniting Church in Australia

Carter, Rosemary; Durston, Graham; Grey, Terry; Harley, Alan; Logan, Morag; O'Brien, Glen; Savage, Grattan-Jon; Shepherd, Janet and Yule, Sandy (2018) Holiness and Social Justice: Dialogue report Commissioned by The Salvation Army and the Uniting Church in Australia. Salvo Publishing, Melbourne. 101pp. ISBN 978-0-648-040-668

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Abstract

The Uniting Church in Australia and The Salvation Army have a strong theological commitment to holiness and social justice as a shared understanding of Christian faith and life. The dialogue between the two churches has resulted in this book: ‘Holiness & Social Justice’.

‘Holiness & Social Justice’ is guided by six theological affirmations:

1) Grace is not only God’s gracious favour bestowed upon the undeserving; it is also God’s empowerment, enabling lives that reflect God’s holy character.
2) In both Old and New Testaments, love for God and neighbour is the characteristic mark of those who are holy.
3)‘Perfection’ is not to be understood in the philosophical sense of absoluteness, but in terms of the loving character of God.
4) The gift of the Spirit, given to all believers, both demands and enables a new way of living.
5) Personal holiness can never be divorced from engagement with the world and has profoundly political dimensions.
6) The perfecting of human beings, so that by grace they become partakers of the divine nature, is but part of a broader perfecting of all creation in an eschatological renewal of the entire universe.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Holiness, Social Justice, The Salvation Army, The Uniting Church in Australia
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: D - Ecumenical Studies
D - Ethics / Moral Theology
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: EBC: Eva Burrows College
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Depositing User: Rev Associate Professor Glen O'Brien
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 01:44
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 01:44
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3346

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