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Dr. Kelly Kapic Edits Book on Sanctification

SanctificationIVP Academic recently released Sanctification: Explorations in Theology and Practice, edited by Dr. Kelly Kapic, professor of theological studies at Covenant College. The volume includes essays by Henri Blocher, Julie Canlis, Peter Moore, Derek Tidball, and many more academics and pastors.


The book came out of a conference held in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh, where scholars, pastors, and laypeople were invited to present essays and papers exploring the topic of sanctification through biblical, theological, pastoral, and historical lenses. Kapic was among the academics presenting papers and was selected to edit a volume of the essays into a book on sanctification.


“I enjoy editing because I’m a strong advocate of doing theology in community,” said Kapic. 


In addition to editing the volume, Kapic wrote an introduction to the book and authored a chapter on faith, hope, and love in the context of a theological reflection on suffering and sanctification. The chapter reflects some of Kapic’s personal experiences.


“[It] grew out of some things my family was facing and continues to face,” said Kapic. “So this essay was me starting to work through some of that, thinking about what it means to have faith, hope, and love in the midst of genuine physical suffering.”


In the ongoing discussions in contemporary theology and in churches around the country over justification and sanctification, Sanctification: Explorations in Theology and Practice provides a helpful look at the doctrine from the eyes of scholars and pastors alike.