John Webster’s “Holiness”: A Book Review

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John Webster's "Holiness": A Book Review
Theology seeks to provide answers to a range of questions. One of the more interesting areas of research concerns the nature of holiness. One researcher who has grappled with this question is John Webster in Holiness.
What Webster has done with this book is create a methodology for determining what is holy. The strength of his approach is that his methodology is highly contextualized. Webster states,
The account of holiness which is offered here
is a worked example of this understanding on
the task of Christian theology in its ecclesial setting(Webster 4).
With statements like this Webster is establishing a very specific context in which to understand holiness. He is suggesting that he is only...
The end:
.....lways remain correct in its intended context. However, the argument is largely inapplicable under normal conditions. The end result is a highly specious argument.
Works Cited
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Neoplatonism
, University of Missouri, 2007.
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