This research thesis is focused on communicating the doctrine of holiness to persons in the twenty-first century, specifically those who are active participants in the Church of the Nazarene in the district of North Carolina. The motivating factor behind this work is a desire for the church to be able to effectively communicate one of its central doctrines to succeeding generations. Of primary concern in this work is a process of ongoing education for pastors and teachers in the North Carolina Church of the Nazarene in order to facilitate the work they are involved in. As such a secondary emphasis on how language and understanding of terminology related to the issue of holiness has changed through time will be evident.

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