Spiritual theology: a theological-experiential methodology for bridging the sanctification gap
Talbot School of Theology
There exists a serious gap in the minds and lives o f many believers between
what they know to be the go a l o f sanctification and growth and where they know they actually are in their life. The church and its leaders would be better equipped to address this “sanctification gap" i f its ministries were informed by a robust Spiritual
Theology, understood in two senses or forms that are interrelated: (1) its more general form o f drawing out the spiritual a n d existential implications o f theology in order to better understand and participate in the process o f transformation; (2) its fullest sense as a theological discipline in its own right that attempts to integrate (a) the Scriptural teaching on sanctification with (b) observations a n d reflections o f the Spirit's actual work in the believer’s spirit and experience. This paper addresses the nature o f Spiritual Theology and a brief justification for it including various examples, for the sake
Spiritual life (Christianity); Experience (Religion); Sanctification
Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care
Coe, John H., "Spiritual theology: a theological-experiential methodology for bridging the sanctification gap" (2009). Faculty Articles & Research. 733.