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Category: Winter 2006

Carl Raschke: The Next Reformation

Carl Raschke: The Next Reformation

  Carl Raschke, The Next Reformation: Why Evangelicals Must Embrace Postmodernity (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 235 pages. Perhaps no other word is feared (or misunderstood) by evangelicals in the current theological vocabulary than postmodernism. Read most any evangelical Christian publication and you will read some article or editorial warning about the dangers of postmodernity. […]

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The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 19: Matthew 24-25, by Kevin M. Williams

The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 19: Matthew 24-25, by Kevin M. Williams

Does Messiah pay taxes? Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams and find out.   The Olivet Discourse can be compared to a fine painting by one of the masters. That might sound odd, but everyone can look at the same piece of artwork from very different perspectives with opinions that range […]

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Use of the term Heresy

Use of the term Heresy

I am uncomfortable with Bible teacher Eddie Hyatt’s use of the term “heresy.” However, I did appreciate the message of his article “The Colossian Heresy Revisited: Has the Prophetic Stream Lost Its Focus?” from the Fall 2005 Pneuma Review. – AI   Response Thanks for your comment. There certainly are differing opinions today about what […]

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The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: A Narrative-Critical Response, Part 2

The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: A Narrative-Critical Response, Part 2

Differing with Walston, classical Pentecostal Robert Graves writes that the doctrine of initial evidence and the subsequence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit are taught by scripture.         Rick Walston, The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Fairfax, VA: Xulon Press, 2003), […]

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Veli-Matti Karkkainen: Christology

Veli-Matti Karkkainen: Christology

  Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Christology: A Global Introduction. An Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004) 300 pages, ISBN 9780801026218. Christology is one in a series of books published in recent years by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, a Finnish-born theologian who currently teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary. As the subtitle suggests, the author offers a […]

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Julia Loren: Healers of the Wounded Soul

Julia Loren: Healers of the Wounded Soul

  Julia C. Loren, “Healers of the Wounded Soul” Charisma (Sept. 2005), pages 55-62. Julia Loren presents to the reader of Charisma an insightful and charming article about one of the most important couples of the Pentecostal/charismatic persuasion, John and Paula Sandford. Their works on healing, deliverance, inner healing and the prophetic office are destined […]

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James Hamilton: God With Men in the Torah

James Hamilton: God With Men in the Torah

  James M. Hamilton, Jr., “God With Men in the Torah” The Westminster Theological Journal 65:1 (Spring 2003), pages 113-133. “The contention of this study is that God’s self-disclosure and his favorable presence with the people constitute the Pentateuch’s description of how the Old Covenant faithful became and remained believers” (p. 144), writes James M. […]

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David Aikman: Jesus in Beijing

David Aikman: Jesus in Beijing

  David Aikman, Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power (Washington, DC: Regenery, 2003), 344 pages. Remarkably, this book is simultaneously profoundly spiritual and provocatively political. Its main thesis is that Christianity is slowly but surely changing China and a changed China may change the world. In […]

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Praying for Mission

Praying for Mission

  The beginnings of the CRC church in Wollongong were soaked in prayer. As the pastoral team ministered to God, they sensed the need to call the congregation to all-night prayer gatherings. Beginning around 8 p.m. on Saturday nights, intercessors persevered until daybreak. In those times of prayer, praise and proclamation, the Spirit often spoke […]

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Rightly Understanding God's Word: Context of Genre, Revelation, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context of Genre, Revelation, by Craig S. Keener

In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener concludes Context of Genre with Part 4, the book of Revelation. What can we learn from this book that so many Christians have disagreed about? As appearing in Pneuma Review Winter 2006.   For an introduction to the Context of Genre, see the […]

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Rightly Understanding God's Word: Editor Introduction to Context of Genre, Revelation

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Editor Introduction to Context of Genre, Revelation

Editor’s Note Christians have argued about how the Last Days would unfold since before the New Testament was written down (see John 20:23). Should you disagree with Professor Keener’s eschatology or how he interprets certain passages, please do not miss his goal of bringing us to a place of greater biblical balance. Though we may […]

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John Alexander Dowie

John Alexander Dowie

  The Pentecostal movement and Pentecostal theology has been known for a ministry of divine healing. Donald Dayton lists four cornerstones doctrines in Pentecostal theology. Among them is the doctrine of divine healing.1 The practice of divine healing did not enter into the ministry of Pentecostals by some emotional meeting under a canvas tent. Historically, […]

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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

    Martin Goodman, Jeremy Cohen, and David Sorkin, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies new edition (Oxford University Press, 2005) 1056 pages. What would you like to know about the Jewish people? Whatever it may be, there is a high probability that you will find information about it in The Oxford Handbook of […]

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Coming in the Spring 2006 (9:2) Issue

Coming in the Spring 2006 (9:2) 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?” Contributors to the volume include J. I. Packer, Jeffrey Niehaus, Stanley M. Burgess, Charles H. Kraft, […]

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