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Paul L. King: Hermeneutics in Modern and Classic Faith Movements

Paul L. King: Hermeneutics in Modern and Classic Faith Movements

If we want to live our lives according to the Bible, how we approach Scripture means everything. What differences in interpretation can we see between the contemporary Word of Faith movement and the classic Faith movement? This chapter is from Paul L. King’s book Only Believe: Examining the Origins and Development of Classic and Contemporary […]

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Neil Hudson, You Will Never Know Where You Are Going Until You Know Where You Came From: British Pentecostals’ past development and future challenges

Neil Hudson, You Will Never Know Where You Are Going Until You Know Where You Came From: British Pentecostals’ past development and future challenges

One hundred years ago, the thought that there would be a new grouping within Evangelicalism that would spread throughout the world with a rate of growth that in certain places would outstrip countries’ birth rates would have been deemed to be a flight of fancy. Yet this is exactly what happened. However, for all their […]

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Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins, The Language of Science and Faith

Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins, The Language of Science and Faith

Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins, The Language of Science and Faith (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2011), 250 pages, ISBN 9780830838295. The “conflict” between science and faith within North American evangelicalism continues to rage, unfortunately. This book will no doubt further fan the flames, even if it is intended to shed some light on […]

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Estrelda Alexander: Black Fire, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

Estrelda Alexander: Black Fire, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

Estrelda Y. Alexander, Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011), 406 pages, ISBN 9780830825858. At a time where books on the first one hundred years of modern-day Pentecostalism are published with frequency, Alexander reminds us of the important heritage of African American Pentecostals. African and African American […]

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Vern Sheridan Poythress, In the Beginning Was the Word

Vern Sheridan Poythress, In the Beginning Was the Word

Vern Sheridan Poythress, In the Beginning Was the Word: Language-Α God-Centered Approach (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009) 415 pages, ISBN 9781433501791. In the Beginning Was the Word: Language—A God-Centered Approach, authored by Vern Sheridan Poythress, intends to articulate a Christian understanding of language and demonstrate how language reflects God’s character (9). In the Beginning is organized […]

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Pietists as Pentecostal Forerunners

Pietists as Pentecostal Forerunners

Excerpts from the paper “The Petersens and the Silesian Kinderbeten Revival” by Eric Jonas Swensson. Lutheranism is a tradition born out of a dispute within the Roman Catholic Church. The blooming of German Lutheran Pietism, 1675-1725, a period commencing with Phillip Jakob Spener’s Pia Desideria and ending with the death of his protégé August Hermann Francke, […]

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Coming in the Fall 2012 (15:4) Issue

Coming in the Fall 2012 (15:4) Issue

In another excerpt from his book Only Believe, Paul King presents “Claiming God’s Promises Today: Classic and Modern Word of Faith Views Compared and Contrasted.”   Some reviews to look for in the Fall 2012 issue: Professor Malcolm Brubaker reviews Gary Tyra, The Holy Spirit in Mission: Prophetic Speech and Action in Christian Witness (InterVarsity […]

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How to Argue Like Jesus, reviewed by Steve D. Eutsler

How to Argue Like Jesus, reviewed by Steve D. Eutsler

Joe Carter and John Coleman, How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2009), 174 pages, ISBN 9781433502712. Ever since Augustine said, “For since by means of the art of rhetoric both truth and falsehood are urged, who would dare to say that truth should stand in the person […]

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Tim J. R. Trumper, Preaching and Politics

Tim J. R. Trumper, Preaching and Politics

Tim J. R. Trumper, Preaching and Politics: Engagement without Compromise (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009), 97 pages, ISBN 9781606080085. How do you avoid extremes in the pulpit on controversial affairs of state? As a Reformed Calvinist pastor, Trumper writes for conservative and Reformed evangelicals. He advocates for a middle position between not preaching on […]

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Toby Jones, The Way of Jesus

Toby Jones, The Way of Jesus

Toby Jones, The Way of Jesus: Re-forming Spiritual Communities in a Post-Church Age (Eugene: Resource Publications, 2010), 133 pages, ISBN 9781608991525. Toby Jones is a former Moderator of the Presbytery of Mackinac, who parted ways with the Presbyterian denomination in order to found Living Vision, a community attempting to offer an “authentic path to those […]

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Martyn Percy, Shaping the Church

Martyn Percy, Shaping the Church

Martyn Percy, Shaping the Church: The Promise of Implicit Theology, Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology Series (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010), 193 pages, ISBN 9780754666004. Martyn Percy, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon and professor at King’s College and Heythrop College London, and the Church of England’s Oxford Ministry Course (for equipping ordinands), adds to […]

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Pneuma Review Spring 2012

Pneuma Review Spring 2012

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Henry I. Lederle: The Third Wave: New Independent Charismatic Churches, Part 2

Henry I. Lederle: The Third Wave: New Independent Charismatic Churches, Part 2

Editor’s Note: In part two of this excerpt from Theology with Spirit, Dr. Lederle continues his examination of the major streams of the Third Wave, what he has renamed New Independent Charismatic Churches. The Pneuma Review editorial committee hopes you will be encouraged as you read this chapter and will purchase this excellent book for […]

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The Fire of Revival with Eddie Hyatt

The Fire of Revival with Eddie Hyatt

John Lathrop interviews Eddie Hyatt about revival and his book Revival Fire.   John Lathrop: The word “revival” means different things to different people. How would you define “revival?” Eddie Hyatt: Revival is a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit in response to the prayers of God’s people, breathing new life into His people and […]

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