Stephen Barton has commissioned social scientists, philosophers of religion, feminists, biblical scholars, historians, moral theologians, and systematic theologians—international experts from a wide range of theological and related disciplines—to reflect on "holiness."
The book is divided into four parts: the idea of holiness, holiness and scripture, holiness and Christian tradition, and holiness and contemporary issues. The contributions are inter-denominational and inter-religious. There is nothing comparable on "holiness" available at present, so this collection fills a significant gap in the literature. Its comprehensive range and its interdisciplinary style will make it an important resource for students and scholars in theology, church history, ethics and religious studies.
- Title: Holiness: Past and Present
- Editor: Stephen Barton
- Publisher: T&T Clark
- Publication Date: 2003
- Pages: 416
About Stephen Barton
Stephen Barton is Reader in New Testament, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University, UK. He is the author of The Family in Theological Perspective, and editor of Idolatry: False Worship in the Bible, Early Judaism and Christianity and The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels.