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dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCopland, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorBond, Linda Christene Diane, 1946-
dc.identifier.citationBond, Linda Christene Diane. "Through the Lens of Grace: Spiritual Formation Towards Christlikeness in a Holiness Context." D. Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2017.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 269-274en_US
dc.description.abstractTo see life through the lens of grace is to gain a new perspective of how God shapes his children in the image of his Son. Spiritual formation is a process, a journey with God’s people, which calls for faith and participation, but all is of grace. This portfolio testifies to spiritual formation being God’s work. Though our involvement in spiritual disciplines and the nurturing of the Christian community are indispensable, they too are means of grace. The journey of spiritual formation for the individual Christian within the community of faith is explained in the writings of A.W. Tozer as well as the Model of Spiritual Formation in The Salvation Army. The goal is Christlikeness, a goal which requires adversity and suffering to deepen our faith and further our witness. Interviews with eight Salvationists on adversity and suffering in their lives underscore the themes of grace and faith. My spiritual autobiography is a personal witness that faith is enriched through God’s means of grace, most certainly through life’s challenges. To be like Jesus is the ultimate goal, the divine purpose for which we were created and the means by which we serve.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsPt. I. A.W. Tozer: A Teacher and Exemplar of Holiness and Grace -- The Pursuit of God -- The Purified Life -- The Prophetic Witness -- Pt. II. A Model of Spiritual Formation in the Salvation Army Context -- Explanation -- Enlistment -- Enculturation -- Encounter -- Esprit de Corps -- Engagement -- Pt. III. Action Research Project: Adversity and Suffering in the Life of a Christian -- Context -- Methodology and Methods -- Discoveries and Meaning -- Outcomes -- Conclusion -- Pt. IV. Spiritual Autobiography: Through the Lense of Grace -- Defining Background -- Definite Calling -- Deep Hunger -- Different Leadership -- Delightful Ministry -- Dedicated Retirement -- Afterword.en_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 274 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.relation.hasversionPrint version, available in Tyndale University Archivesen_US
dc.relation.hasversionPrint version, available in Tyndale University Library, BV 4511 .B66 2017en_US
dc.rightsCopyright, Linda Christene Diane Bond, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.lcshSalvation Armyen_US
dc.subject.lcshTozer, A. W. (Aiden Wilson), 1897-1963en_US
dc.subject.lcshGrace (Theology)en_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic--OWOBC--Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleThrough the Lens of Grace: Spiritual Formation Towards Christlikeness in a Holiness Contexten_US
dc.title.alternativeSpiritual Formation Towards Christlikeness in a Holiness Contexten_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCopland, Ruth
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBramer, Paul
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChapman, Mark
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_US
dc.identifier.callnumberBV 4511 .B66 2017en_US
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.keywordSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.keywordChristian communityen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpiritual disciplinesen_US
dc.subject.keywordTozer, A. W. (Aiden Wilson), 1897-1963en_US
dc.subject.keywordChristian lifeen_US
dc.subject.keywordSalvation Armyen_US
dc.subject.keywordSalvation Army. Model of Spiritual Formationen_US
dc.description.note“This is a research portfolio submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Tyndale Seminary.”en_US
dc.description.noteFor AODA accommodation, including help with reading this content, please contact repository@tyndale.caen_US of Ministry (D.Min.)en_US
dc.description.degreeThesis (D.Min.)--Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2017.en_US

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