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Category: Fall 2009

Evan Howard: The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality

Evan Howard: The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality

  Evan B. Howard, The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2008), 496 pages, ISBN 9781587430381. Evan Howard has constructed a college or seminary textbook on spirituality that is thorough in its approach, wide in its scope, and deep in its content. The format that he employed benefits the reader by opening […]

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Paul King: Only Believe

Paul King: Only Believe

Paul King, Only Believe: Examining the Origin and Development of Classic and Contemporary Word of Faith Theologies (Word & Spirit Press, 2009), 408 pages, ISBN 9780981952604. Paul King is a scholar at Oral Roberts University and an ordained minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. In this volume of some 400 pages, beautifully published […]

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Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries

Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries

  Oskar Skarsaune and Reidar Hvalvik, eds., Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2007), 930 pages, ISBN 9781565637634. This volume is an imposing compendium of scholarly research into the Jewish Christianity of the first several centuries. The book features essays on nearly every major representative and aspect of this important stream within […]

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Ritva Williams: Stewards, Prophets, Keepers of the Word

Ritva Williams: Stewards, Prophets, Keepers of the Word

  Ritva H. Williams, Stewards, Prophets, Keepers of the Word: Leadership in the Early Church (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2006), 228 pages, ISBN 9781565639492. Williams approaches the subject of leadership in the early church through an examination of the social and cultural customs of the Greco-Roman civilization during the first and second centuries. In addition to […]

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Laurie Guy: Introducing Early Christianity

Laurie Guy: Introducing Early Christianity

  Laurie Guy, Introducing Early Christianity: A Topical Survey of Its Life, Beliefs & Practices (Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2004), 310 pages, ISBN 9780830826988. In Introducing Early Christianity, Laurie Guy, a lecturer in church history at Carey Bible College in Auckland, New Zealand, and a lecturer with the School of Theology at the University of […]

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Oskar Skarsaune: From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church

Oskar Skarsaune: From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church

  Oskar Skarsaune, “From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church” Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 32, No. 3 (July 2008), pages 224-237. My interests always peak when encountering a document that traces our Christian faith back to the first century believers, so I was delighted when this article by Oskar Skarsaune, professor […]

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Gavin Wakefield: Alexander Boddy

Gavin Wakefield: Alexander Boddy

  Gavin Wakefield, Alexander Boddy: Pentecostal Anglican Pioneer (London, UK/Colorado Springs, USA: Paternoster, 2007), 245 pages, ISBN 9781842273463. Wakefield’s text is well placed as part of Paternoster’s Studies in Pentecostal and Charismatic Issues series. For one thing, Boddy was unarguably a most important founder and leader in early Pentecostalism in Great Britain, and he also […]

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Tribute to Professor Ervin: Interview with Daniel Isgrigg

Tribute to Professor Ervin: Interview with Daniel Isgrigg

Pastor Daniel Isgrigg speaks with Pneuma Review about his tribute to Dr. Howard Ervin, “Pilgrimage Into Pentecost: The Pneumatological Legacy of Howard M. Ervin” and his book of the same title.   Pneuma Review: In what ways has Dr. Ervin had an influence on your life? Daniel Isgrigg: The book and paper came about after […]

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Pilgrimage Into Pentecost: The Pneumatological Legacy of Howard M. Ervin

Pilgrimage Into Pentecost: The Pneumatological Legacy of Howard M. Ervin

Pastor Isgrigg introduces us to Professor Ervin and how he helped shape the landscape of today’s Pentecostal/charismatic movement.   Introduction Howard M. Ervin, a Baptist and Pentecostal scholar, paved the way for other scholars to defend the Pentecostal faith in the academic world. During the last half of the twentieth century, charismatics, evangelicals and Pentecostals […]

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Forming the Life of the Congregation Through Music

Forming the Life of the Congregation Through Music

  Part One: Three Questions All churches come together to sing, and most Christians would readily affirm that this shared musical practice is a significant element in spiritual life. Yet the exact manner in which music exerts powers of spiritual formation may seem amorphous and elusive. I will approach the subject by asking three questions: […]

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Coming in the Winter 2010 (13:1) Issue

Coming in the Winter 2010 (13:1) Issue

The Kingdom and the Power. The Pneuma Review has received permission to reprint chapters from this important work that asks: “Are Healing and the Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant for the Church Today?” Kingdom and the Power editors Gray Greig and Kevin Springer take a brief but in depth look […]

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Fall 2009: Other Significant Articles

Fall 2009: Other Significant Articles

Philip Jenkins, “Unenthusiastic About Enthusiasm: Modern suspicions about charismatic Christianity trace back to controversies over the French Prophets 300 years ago” (ChristianHistory.net). Speaking in tongues, the sick being healed, the dead raised to life, the soon coming apocalypse … in 1709. Read the article online at: www.christianitytoday.com/ch/bytopic/movementsdenominationstraditions/unenthusiasticabout.html   Bruce Hindmarsh, “And Can It Be?: Charles […]

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