Holiness movement

The Holiness movement involves a set of Christian beliefs and practices that emerged chiefly within 19th-century Methodism, and to a lesser extent other traditions such as Quakerism, Anabaptism, and Restorationism.[1][2] The movement is Wesleyan-Arminian in theology,[3] and is defined by its emphasis on the doctrine of a second work of grace generally called entire sanctification leading to Christian perfection.[4] For the Holiness Movement "the term 'perfection' signifies completeness of Christian character; its freedom from all sin, and possession of all the graces of the Spirit, complete in kind."[5] A number of evangelical Christian denominations, parachurch organizations, and movements emphasize those beliefs as central doctrine.[6][7]