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The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today (Chapter 7)

The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today (Chapter 7)

  The seventh chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Seven: Context The matter before us next is that of the context in which the Holy Spirit is given. Already we have emphasized that the gift of the Holy Spirit comes to […]

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

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

  The sixth chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Six: Means We turn now to a consideration of the gift of the Holy Spirit in relation to water baptism and the laying on of hands. Our concern at this point is […]

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Ronald Kydd: Healing through the Centuries

Ronald Kydd: Healing through the Centuries

  Ronald A. N. Kydd, Healing through the Centuries: Models for Understanding (Hendrickson Publishers (Peabody, Massachusetts: 1998), xxxi+235 pages. Although the doctrine of healing has a long history in Pentecostal and charismatic circles, it has rarely been investigated from a sympathetic perspective. Ron Kydd’s work is refreshing, because he explores different healing movements within Christianity […]

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

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

  The fifth chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Five: Reception The Holy Spirit is given to those who believe in Jesus Christ. From all that has been said about the Holy Spirit being the Spirit of the exalted Lord and […]

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Veli-Matti Karkkainen: Pneumatology

Veli-Matti Karkkainen: Pneumatology

  Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2002), 195 pages. When a writer sets out to produce a book on a generalized topic, the attempt can often end in one of two results: either an intimidating 500-page tome is published, or the many sub-topics […]

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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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