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Pneuma Review Winter 2013

Pneuma Review Winter 2013

Included in this issue: “Following Jesus’ Example: Empowering Leaders in Global Missions” By Victor H. Cuartas. “The Ghost Of Alexander Severus: Third Century Religious Pluralism as a Foretaste of Postmodernity” By Woodrow E. Walton. “The Quest for a Pentecostal Theology” By Keith Warrington. “Chronicling the Works of God: An Interview with Darren Wilson.” “Bible Versions: […]

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Following Jesus’ Example: Empowering Leaders in Global Missions, by Victor H. Cuartas

Following Jesus’ Example: Empowering Leaders in Global Missions, by Victor H. Cuartas

How Shall We Lead the Church? In this Pneuma Review conversation, church planter Victor Cuartas asks, what do Spirit-empowered leaders look like?   There is an urgent need for equipping leaders in global missions. Leadership is about service and influence. We found in Jesus the best example to follow in global missions. This article will […]

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Alexander Severus (208 – 235CE) was the 26th Emperor of the Roman Empire, reigning from 222 – 235 CE. He was the last of the Severan Dynasty and his assassination in 235 led to the Imperial Crisis of the Third Century, a period of nearly fifty years of invasions, civil wars and economic collapse. Image by way of Wikimedia Commons.

The Ghost Of Alexander Severus: Third Century Religious Pluralism as a Foretaste of Postmodernity, by Woodrow E. Walton

Has Christianity ever found itself in a world full of competing religions and cultures? What can we learn from how those followers of Jesus acted in their times? Should we hope for the same kinds of outcomes? We are presently concerned with the relationship of our faith to the other religions of the world, especially […]

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The Quest for a Pentecostal Theology, by Keith Warrington

The Quest for a Pentecostal Theology, by Keith Warrington

In this chapter from his book, Pentecostal Theology: A Theology of Encounter, British Pentecostal scholar Keith Warrington asks, how do you define what the core beliefs of Pentecostal theology are?   Introduction Clark observes that Pentecostal theology ‘is researched at the researcher’s peril’1 while Ma observes that it is ‘simply impossible’ to clearly identify what […]

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Bible Versions: The King James Only Debate, by David Malcolm Bennett

Bible Versions: The King James Only Debate, by David Malcolm Bennett

With so many English versions of the Bible available, why do some still use the King James Version exclusively? Introduction We live in an age in which there are many English language translations of the Bible, too many, in fact. There are very good versions and others which are not so good. But which one […]

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Chronicling the Works of God: An interview with Christian filmmaker Darren Wilson

Chronicling the Works of God: An interview with Christian filmmaker Darren Wilson

  The Pneuma Review: For any of our readers who may not be familiar with your films Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights please give a brief description of each. Darren Wilson: Well, put quite simply, they are documentaries that detail my six year search for the more of Christianity. I grew […]

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Robert Calhoun's Scripture, Creed, Theology, reviewed by John Poirier

Robert Calhoun’s Scripture, Creed, Theology, reviewed by John Poirier

Robert L. Calhoun, Scripture, Creed, Theology: Lectures on the History of Christian Doctrine in the First Centuries (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2011), 508 pages, ISBN 9781556354946. Robert Calhoun was a well beloved lecturer at Yale Divinity School until his retirement in 1965. Before he retired, he planned to have his lectures in the area of historical […]

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Todd Hunter's Giving Church Another Chance, reviewed by James Williams

Todd Hunter’s Giving Church Another Chance, reviewed by James Williams

Todd D. Hunter, Giving Church Another Chance: Finding New Meaning in Spiritual Practices (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2010), 167 pages, ISBN 9780830837489. Formerly national director of the Association of Vineyard Churches, USA, Todd Hunter is now a Bishop in the Anglican Communion of North America with the responsibility of church planting. Giving Church Another […]

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Evangelical and Frontier Mission: Perspectives on the Global Progress of the Gospel, reviewed by Malcolm R. Brubaker

Evangelical and Frontier Mission: Perspectives on the Global Progress of the Gospel, reviewed by Malcolm R. Brubaker

Beth Snodderly and A. Scott Moreau, eds., Evangelical and Frontier Mission: Perspectives on the Global Progress of the Gospel (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2011), 312 pages, ISBN 9781870345989. To the Pentecostal/charismatic readers of The Pneuma Review this work’s title may not seem all that relevant. However, here are some reasons why this collection of […]

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Randy Clark: The Revivalists: Fanning the Flames of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by John Lathrop

Randy Clark: The Revivalists: Fanning the Flames of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by John Lathrop

Randy Clark, “The Revivalists: Fanning the Flames of the Holy Spirit,” Charisma (March 2012), pages 34-38. Randy Clark is fairly well known in Charismatic and Pentecostal circles. He first rose to prominence in 1994 because of his involvement in the Toronto Airport Vineyard Revival, also known as “The Toronto Blessing.” Today he continues to minister […]

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Willie James Jennings, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, reviewed by Amos Yong

Willie James Jennings, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, reviewed by Amos Yong

Willie James Jennings, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010). x + 366 pp. Jennings, former academic dean and now theology and black church studies professor at Duke Divinity School, tells the story of how our contemporary Christian imagination has become so deeply shaped by […]

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