Logos Bible Software
Products>Possessed by God: A New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness (New Studies in Biblical Theology, vol. 1 | NSBT)

Possessed by God: A New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness (New Studies in Biblical Theology, vol. 1 | NSBT)

, 1995
ISBN: 9780851115108


Digital list price: $24.99
Save $5.00 (20%)


The passion for holiness expressed by writers and preachers in former generations has become a neglected priority throughout the modern church generally. It is specifically a fading glory in today’s evangelical world. Serious teaching about this theme is rarely heard in churches.

David Peterson challenges the common assumption that the New Testament views sanctification as primarily a process. He argues that its emphasis falls upon sanctification as a definitive event, “God’s way of taking possession of us in Christ, setting us apart to belong to him, and to fulfill his purpose for us.” Simply to identify sanctification with growth and holiness, he contends, obscures the emphasis and balance of New Testament teaching and creates unrealistic expectations. Throughout this study, Peterson builds his case on the careful exegesis of relevant passages, with a keen eye for the pastoral implications of his findings.

Buying several volumes? Get the New Studies in Biblical Theology collection and save even more.

Resource Experts
  • Contains scholarly and accessible volumes written by well-respected Biblical scholars
  • Includes notes that interact with the best of recent research and significant literature
  • Engages the immense challenges facing today’s church
  • Offers new insights and challenges established positions
  • Encourages Christians to better understand their Bibles through biblical theology
  • The Biblical Starting Point
  • Sanctified in Christ
  • Sanctified by Word and Spirit
  • Pursuing Holiness
  • Living Between the Cross and the Resurrection
  • Transformation, Renewal, and Growth
  • The Meaning of Hagiasmos in the New Testament
Peterson’s treatment is far from hackneyed or trivial. His aim is to show that much of the New Testament treatment of sanctification stresses what used to be called ‘positional sanctification’ or the like—and that much godly living, Christian assurance, stable faith, and Christian maturity stem from a firm grasp of what the Bible says in this regard.

—D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

  • Title: Possessed by God: A New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness
  • Author: David G. Peterson
  • Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology
  • Volume: 1
  • Publishers: Apollos, IVP
  • Print Publication Date: 1995
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 191
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. › Theology; Sanctification › Biblical teaching; Holiness › Biblical teaching
  • ISBN: 9780851115108
  • Resource ID: LLS:NSBT01
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-03-15T17:21:34Z

In the Logos edition, Logos Bible Software gives you the tools you need to use this digital volume effectively and efficiently. With your digital library, you can search for verses, find Scripture references and citations instantly, and perform word studies. Additionally, important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, theology texts, and other resources in your library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

David G. Peterson is an emeritus faculty member at Moore Theological College in Sydney, where he still teaches part-time. He served as principal of Oak Hill College, London, from 1996 to 2007. His books include The Acts of the Apostles (PNTC), Romans (EBTC), Engaging with God, Possessed by God, Transformed by God, and Hebrews and Perfection.


2 ratings

Sign in with your Faithlife account

  1. Jean-Guy Poisson
    The very best on that theme ! I have read it many times. I warmly recommand it.

  2. Faithlife User


Digital list price: $24.99
Save $5.00 (20%)