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Amos Yong is Professor of Theology & Mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena. His graduate education includes degrees in theology, history, and religious studies from Western Evangelical Seminary and Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, and Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, and an undergraduate degree from Bethany University of the Assemblies of God. He is the author of numerous papers and over 30 books. fuller.edu/faculty/ayong/ amosyong@fuller.edu Facebook

Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 4 of 5) by Amos Yong

Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 4 of 5) by Amos Yong

Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is. IV. Pentecostal Ecumenism: A Survey If it is true to say that Pentecostalism has always been ecumenical, it is also true to say that in certain respects, the ecumenical movement has always been “pentecostal.” In what follows, I want to tease out three elements […]

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Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 3 of 5) by Amos Yong

Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 3 of 5) by Amos Yong

Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is. III. Ecumenical Pentecostalism: A Historical Overview I hope to have shown that Pentecostal anti-ecumenism stems in part from theological convictions imported into rather than derived from the Pentecostal experience of the Spirit. Such importations have inhibited Pentecostals from a genuine understanding of what the […]

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Roger Stronstad: The Prophethood of All Believers, reviewed by Amos Yong

Roger Stronstad: The Prophethood of All Believers, reviewed by Amos Yong

  Roger Stronstad, The Prophethood of All Believers: A Study in Luke’s Charismatic Theology, Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplemental Series, vol. 16 (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999). 136 pp. There are at least three reasons why every Pentecostal and charismatic pastor, minister, or leader should read this book. Let me briefly attempt to convince […]

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Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 2 of 5) by Amos Yong

Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 2 of 5) by Amos Yong

Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is. II. Classical Pentecostal Objections to Ecumenism Given this biblically defined ecumenism [Editor’s note: please see part 1 in the Winter 2001 issue], then, why is it that most Pentecostals remain staunchly anti-ecumenical? While many reasons have been given, three stand out as representing a […]

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Matthias Wenk: Community-Forming Power, reviewed by Amos Yong

Matthias Wenk: Community-Forming Power, reviewed by Amos Yong

  Matthias Wenk, Community-Forming Power: The Socio-Ethical Role of the Spirit in Luke-Acts, Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplemental Series 19 (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000), 368 pages, ISBN 9780567043504. Those who have been keeping abreast of the developments in biblical scholarship by Pentecostal scholars are in for a treat with this book. A pastor […]

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Daniel Albrecht: Rites in the Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

Daniel Albrecht: Rites in the Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

  Daniel E. Albrecht, Rites in the Spirit: A Ritual Approach to Pentecostal/Charismatic Spirituality, Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplemental Series 17 (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999), 280 pages, ISBN 9781841270173. Pastors and Church leaders in the Pentecostal and charismatic movements should take note of this book written by Albrecht, Professor of Church History and […]

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Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future  (Part 1 of 5) by Amos Yong

Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 1 of 5) by Amos Yong

Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is. Editor’s Introduction to “Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future” I am pleased to present this important series by Professor Amos Yong. The subject of what ecumenism truly is and what it means to the Pentecostal/charismatic is an important one today. This article has […]

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Doug Bannister: The Word and Power Church

Doug Bannister: The Word and Power Church

  Doug Bannister, The Word & Power Church: What Happens When a Church Experiences All God Has to Offer? (Zondervan Publishing House, 1999), 208 pages, ISBN 9780310227106. Doug Bannister is one of an increasing number of voices crying out for the Church to awaken to its full potential in the power of the Word and […]

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David Pawson: Word and Spirit Together

David Pawson: Word and Spirit Together

  David Pawson, Word and Spirit Together: Uniting Charismatics and Evangelicals (London, Sydney, Auckland: Hodder and Stoughton, 1998), 159 pages. Originally published as The Fourth Wave in 1993, the second edition of this volume features a new title that captures the importance of holding together the mutual emphases of Word and Spirit against the backdrop […]

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Jon Ruthven: On the Cessation of the Charismata, reviewed by Amos Yong

Jon Ruthven: On the Cessation of the Charismata, reviewed by Amos Yong

  Jon Ruthven, On the Cessation of the Charismata: The Protestant Polemic on Postbiblical Miracles, Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series 3 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993 and 1997), 271 pages. Those who are involved in friendly debates with cessationists should seriously consider this book as a gift in order to further conversation on the […]

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Between Two Extremes: Balancing Word-Christianity and Spirit-Christianity, a review essay by Amos Yong

Between Two Extremes: Balancing Word-Christianity and Spirit-Christianity, a review essay by Amos Yong

  Paul Cain and R. T. Kendall, The Word and the Spirit: Reclaiming Your Covenant with the Holy Spirit and the Word of God (Eastbourne, E. Sussex: Kingsway Publications, 1996; Orlando, Florida: Creation House, 1998), xviii + 87 pages, ISBN 9780884195443. In 1992, Paul Cain and R.T. Kendall together gave six addresses at the Wembley […]

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