Klaus Arnold, Ph.D. (NTC)

'Full and Present Salvation in Christ – Life and Work of Theodur Jellinghaus'

Klaus completed his Ph.D. in 2016. He is currently Rector and Lecturer in Theology at European Nazarene College, a de-centralized school of theology with its administrative centre in Linsengericht, Germany. His research is concerned with the work of Theodor Jellinghaus, who was the leading theologian of the Holiness Movement in German speaking Europe (Germany, Switzerland, and the German speaking parts of eastern France) at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Jellinghaus tried to merge the theological positions of the English Keswick movement with the Lutheran-Reformed Pietistic tradition of the Fellowship Movement in Germany. He started a Bible school (training of lay ministers within the Fellowship Movement) and wrote a 700 page theological work (The Full and Present Salvation Through Christ) which went through 5 editions and was the main textbook for his school. With the rise of the Pentecostal Movement a severe crisis hit the German Fellowship Movement which ended in 1909 in a split between the different positions and actually brought the Holiness Movement in Germany to an end.

Email: karnold@eunc.edu