Wood, J. A. Perfect Love; or, Plain Things for Those Who Need Them
Wood, J. A. Perfect Love; or, Plain Things for Those Who Need Them
Wood, J. A. Perfect Love; or, Plain Things for Those Who Need Them

Wood, J. A. Perfect Love; or, Plain Things for Those Who Need Them

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Wood, J. A. Perfect Love; or, Plain Things for Those Who Need Them; concerning the Doctrine, Experience, Profession, and Practice of Christian Holiness. Philadelphia: Published for the Author by Samuel D. Burlock, (1861). Twentieth Edition.

Black publisher's cloth decorated in gilt & blind, minor fraying to the spine ends, 5 x 7 1/2 inches, 1873 & 1989 owner's signatures on ffep. "20th Edition" in gilt at base of spine. Fine steel engraving of the author by A. H. Ritchie with tissue guard. 3 pp. of recommendations at front. 314 clean and unmarked pp., tight. Very good. Hardcover.  [5275] 

John Allen Wood, (1828-1905), b. Fishkill, NY; d. South Pasadena, CA. Wood was a prominent  Methodist holiness preacher, pastor, author, and one of the founders of the National Camp Meeting Association for the Promotion of Christian Holiness. Wood signed the call to form the National Holiness Association (1867), and was a an influential member of its subsequent meetings.

"...he published Perfect Love, a book about the doctrine of entire sanctification, which was probably one of the most influential Holiness books of the 19th century and made Wood financially independent." - William Kostlevy, The A to Z of the Holiness Movement.

An original unabridged edition.

Contents:

Terms Signifying a Complete Gospel Salvation 

Regeneration and Entire Sanctification not Identical 

The Nature of Regeneration 

The Nature of Christian Perfection 

Holiness Attainable 

The Time between Regeneration and Entire Sanctification 

Holiness not Attained by Growth in Grace 

Directions for the Attainment of Holiness 

The Evidences of Perfect Love 

The Profession of Perfect Love 

Witnesses of Perfect Love 

Reasons Why every Christian should be Entirely Sanctified 

Ministers should be Entirely Sanctified 

Holiness Must be Preached 

Holiness Preached in Early Methodism 

Holiness Identified with the Promotion of the General Work of God 

Results of not seeking Holiness 

Trials of the Sanctified 

How a State of Entire Sanctification may be Retained. 

Objections to Seeking Perfect Love 

Advice to those Professing Perfect Love 

Miscellaneous 

Making a Hobby of Holiness 

Wearing Jewelry and Costly Array 

The Use of Tobacco 

Enthusiasm – Confusion – Shouting – Falling, &c. 

The Author’s Experience