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Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 2

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 2

  The second part of chapter four from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Four Continued: Purpose, Part 2 Let us now move on to note how the gift of the Holy Spirit enables the performance of mighty works. The witness to Christ […]

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Mark Cartledge: Charismatic Glossolalia

Mark Cartledge: Charismatic Glossolalia

  Mark J. Cartledge, Charismatic Glossolalia: An Empirical-Theological Study (Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2002), 253 + xvi pages. Among the proliferation of books aimed at the study of glossolalia (i.e., speaking in tongues) that have been published in the last few decades, I found this new volume to be an interesting addition. While […]

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Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 1

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 1

  The first part of chapter four from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Four: Purpose The central purpose for the gift of the Holy Spirit is power. The biblical term is dunamis—power, strength, might, force—and as the gift of the Holy Spirit, […]

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Advents of the Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

Advents of the Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

  Bradford E. Hinze and D. Lyle Dabney, eds., Advents of the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology, Marquette Studies in Theology 30 (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2002), 484 pages, ISBN 9780874626797. There are two main reasons why I want to encourage readers of the Pneuma Review to read this book. The […]

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Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Response

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Response

  The third chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time.   Chapter Three: Response The human response to the giving of the Holy Spirit is essentially the praise of God. When human existence—individually and in community—is bathed with the divine presence, there is […]

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Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Dimensions

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Dimensions

  The second chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Two: Dimensions We come now to a consideration of the actual giving of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit promised by the Father, sent by the Son, becomes an event in time […]

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Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Background

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Background

  The first chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter One: Background It is important at the outset to reflect upon the background for the gift of the Holy Spirit. For what took place in first-generation Christianity, as recorded in the book […]

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Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Introduction

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Introduction

  The introduction from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Introduction An exploration of “the gift of the Holy Spirit” in first-generation Christianity means turning basically to the New Testament record. Non-canonical writings, such as those of the Apostolic Fathers, are of some help, […]

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Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Preface

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Preface

  The preface from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time.   Author’s Preface One of the most extraordinary Christian facts of our time is the claim of many people to be freshly experiencing “the gift of the Holy Spirit.” They speak of “receiving the […]

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Gordon Fee: Listening to the Spirit in the Text

Gordon Fee: Listening to the Spirit in the Text

Gordon D. Fee, Listening to the Spirit in the Text (Eerdmans, 2000), 180 pages, ISBN 9780802847577. The Pentecostal/charismatic (P/C) pastor and teacher comes to the proclamation of Scripture with two critical issues in mind: the need to speak in such a way that he or she becomes transparent and God is seen in transforming power; […]

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Charisma's Bible Handbook on the Holy Spirit, reviewed by James Dettmann

Charisma’s Bible Handbook on the Holy Spirit, reviewed by James Dettmann

From Pneuma Review Spring 2002. John Rea, Charisma’s Bible Handbook on the Holy Spirit (Creation House, 1998), 346 pages, ISBN 9780884195665. For the pastor and Bible student that have been looking for a handbook on the Holy Spirit from a Pentecostal/charismatic perspective here is an all-in-one reference not to be missed. Dr. Rea introduces this […]

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William and Robert Menzies: Spirit and Power, Empowered for Witness, and The Development Of Early Christian Pneumatology

William and Robert Menzies: Spirit and Power, Empowered for Witness, and The Development Of Early Christian Pneumatology

  A triple review of books by Robert Menzies and his father William, essay by Grant Hochman. Robert P. Menzies, The Development Of Early Christian Pneumatology: with special reference to Luke-Acts (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1991). Robert P. Menzies, Empowered for Witness: The Spirit in Luke-Acts. Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series #6 (Sheffield, […]

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The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church?  (Part 3) by Wayne A. Grudem

The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church? (Part 3) by Wayne A. Grudem

Part 3 and conclusion of Professor Grudem’s exegetical study of 1 Corinthians 13. The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church? The Relationship between the Gift of Prophecy and Scripture In addition to the interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13:8-13, there is one other area of concern to the question of […]

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The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church?  (Part 2) by Wayne A. Grudem

The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church? (Part 2) by Wayne A. Grudem

Part 2 of Professor Grudem’s exegetical study of 1 Corinthians 13. The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church? Objections to This Interpretation Various objections to this conclusion have been raised, usually by those who hold that the gift of prophecy has ceased in the church and should no longer […]

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