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Jelle Creemers: Theological Dialogue with Classical Pentecostals

Jelle Creemers: Theological Dialogue with Classical Pentecostals

Jelle Creemers, Theological Dialogue with Classical Pentecostals: Challenges and Opportunities, Ecclesiological Investigations 23 (New York and London: Bloomsbury/T & T Clark, 2015), x + 320 pages. The Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue has completed five rounds since it was launched in 1971. Each round has consisted of weeklong or so meetings for five or more years, followed […]

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Jurgen Moltmann: The Living God and the Fullness of Life

Jurgen Moltmann: The Living God and the Fullness of Life

Jürgen Moltmann, The Living God and the Fullness of Life (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015), 232 pages. Moltmann characterizes his monograph, The Living God, as a “contribution to a theology of life” and a continuation of his works The Spirit of Life (1992) and The Source of Life (1997). The book is divided […]

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Steven Studebaker: From Pentecost to the Triune God

Steven Studebaker: From Pentecost to the Triune God

Steven M. Studebaker, From Pentecost to the Triune God: A Pentecostal Trinitarian Theology, Pentecostal Manifestos series (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2012), 270 pages. In his monograph From Pentecost to the Triune God, Steven M. Studebaker argues that theological reflection upon “fundamental pneumatology” and Trinitarian theology has not played a significant role in Pentecostal […]

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Participating with God

Participating with God

Participating with God: Considerations from the Orthodox East for the Theological Task of the West Introduction In the opening pages of his three-volume Renewal Theology, J. Rodman Williams makes an observation which merits our attention. Theology as a task of the Christian church, he explains, is an essentially participative activity: “theology cannot be an exercise […]

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Jerry Walls: Hell: The Logic of Damnation

Jerry Walls: Hell: The Logic of Damnation

Jerry L. Walls, Hell: The Logic of Damnation (University of Notre Dame Press, 1992), 182 pages, ISBN 9780268010966. Jerry Walls is not the first to observe that the doctrine of hell seems to have slipped from contemporary Christian consciousness. Among theologians, the slide towards annihilationism or universalism (in one form or another) has not been […]

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Vern Poythress: Redeeming Science

Vern Poythress: Redeeming Science

Vern S. Poythress, Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach (Wheaton: Crossway, 2006), 381 pages. Vern S. Poythress is Professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he has taught for over twenty-five years. Holding degrees in New Testament studies, apologetics, and mathematics, Poythress is also a minister in the PCA. Within […]

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Justo Gonzalez: Acts: The Gospel of the Spirit

Justo Gonzalez: Acts: The Gospel of the Spirit

Justo L. González, Acts: The Gospel of the Spirit (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2001), 291 pages, ISBN 9781570753985. Acts: The Gospel of the Spirit is a translation and update of González’s Hechos in the Comentario Biblico Hispanoamericano (Miami, Fla.: Editorial Caribe, 1992). González‘s discussion for each section in Acts is divided into two parts distinguished […]

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David Aune: Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity

David Aune: Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity

David E. Aune, Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008), 496 pages, ISBN 9780801035944. This volume is a collection of twenty essays (one previously unpublished) from the pen of David E. Aune, Walter Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the University of Notre Dame. Aune’s expertise in the […]

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Reconstructing Word of Faith Theology

Reconstructing Word of Faith Theology

Pastor Vreeland offers a defense, analysis, and refinement of the theology of the Word of Faith Movement.   “O, when it comes to faith, what a living, creative, active, powerful thing it is. It cannot do other than good at all times. It never waits to ask whether there is some good work to do…” […]

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Duane Litfin: The Real Theological Issue Between Christians and Muslims

Duane Litfin: The Real Theological Issue Between Christians and Muslims

Duane Litfin, “The Real Theological Issue Between Christians and Muslims: It’s not about a different God, but a different Jesus” Christianity Today (August 9, 2016). To begin, and in the interest of full disclosure, I have previously written on the question of the identification and relation of the Triune God and Allah being considered by […]

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Shadow Boxing: The Missionary Encounter with Christian Theology in World Religions

Shadow Boxing: The Missionary Encounter with Christian Theology in World Religions

Missionary-scholar Jim Harries investigates whether the term “world religion” is a Western construct and points us toward a new way of sharing the story of Jesus that is free of this stricture.   Abstract Globalised Western hegemony has resulted in the obscurest parts of the world having a contrived front to present to Western visitors […]

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Latino Pentecostalism, a review essay by Amos Yong

Latino Pentecostalism, a review essay by Amos Yong

Gastón Espinosa, Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action (Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press, 2014), xi + 505 pages. Daniel Ramírez, Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015), xix + 283 pages. Why should readers […]

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Darren Sarisky: Theology, History, and Biblical Interpretation

Darren Sarisky: Theology, History, and Biblical Interpretation

Darren Sarisky, Theology, History, and Biblical Interpretation: Modern Readings (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015), 490 pages. Darren Sarisky received his PhD from King’s College Aberdeen, UK, and he currently holds a position as Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK where he also teaches Christian Doctrine. Presently, there is an upheaval over theological […]

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Vern Poythress: Redeeming Philosophy

Vern Poythress: Redeeming Philosophy

Vern S. Poythress, Redeeming Philosophy: A God-Centered Approach to the Big Questions (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014), 303 pages. Vern S. Poythress is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he has taught for nearly four decades. In addition to earning six academic degrees, including a PhD from Harvard University and a ThD […]

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