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Fall 2005

  • Cornelius Plantinga: Engaging God’s World

    CPlantinga-EngagingGodsWorld Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002), 145 pages. This book was written to fill a need that concerned the leadership at Calvin College–wanting to keep Calvin a college that is ... Read More
  • Spiritual Ecstasy: Israeli Spirituality in the Days of Jesus the Messiah, by Kevin Williams

    TempleWere Pharisees opposed to anything supernatural? [Author’s Note: The following text is neither an endorsement nor a censure of Jewish mysticism as practiced today or during the biblical era. Rather, it is an attempt to present the facts of a multi-faceted and ancient religious philosophy in ... Read More
  • Faith, Health and Prosperity

    faithAndrew Perriman, Faith, Health and Prosperity (UK: Paternoster, 2003 / USA: Gabriel Resources, 2004), 214 pages. It is not difficult finding faults with the modern faith movement. For many people, in fact, it seems to have become something of an obsession. One does not need a ... Read More
  • Veli-Matti Karkkainen: The Doctrine of God

    VKarkkainen-DoctrineGod-9781585585281  Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction. A Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Survey (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 315 pages. The Doctrine of God is one in a series of books published in recent years by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, a Finnish-born theologian who currently teaches ... Read More
  • Amos Yong: Discerning the Spirit(s)

    AYong-DiscerningTheSpirit(s)  Amos Yong, Discerning the Spirit(s): A Pentecostal-Charismatic Contribution to Christian Theology of Religions, Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series 20 (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000), 392 pages. Amos Yong is a leading Pentecostal/charismatic theologian. This book helps explain why. There are a number of ... Read More
  • Fall 2005: Other Significant Articles

    StanleyGrenz  William L. De Arteaga, “Glenn Clark’s Camps Furthest Out: The Schoolhouse of the Charismatic Renewal” PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 25:2 (Fall 2003), pages 265-288. The author of Quenching the Spirit (Creation House, 1996) says that the CFO had a significant impact ... Read More
  • Coming in the Winter 2006 (9:1) Issue

    birds-in-the-snow-1337640-m  The Speaking in Tongues Controversy. Robert Graves continues his review essay, “A Narrative-Critical Response,” Part 2. Graves asks if authorial intent is the doom of Pentecostal theology.     John Alexander Dowie. Pastor Derek Vreeland introduces us to revivalist John Dowie and his ministry of divine healing.     The Secret ... Read More
  • David Murrow: Mild At Heart

    MT_MayJune05  David Murrow, “Mild At Heart: The disturbing exodus of men from the church, and how you can change it.” Ministries Today (May/June 2005, Vol 23, No. 3), pages 40-44, 46. David Murrow starts his article with statistics. They tell a poor story. Men make up less ... Read More
  • Meir Ben-Dov: Historical Atlas of Jerusalem

    MBen-Dov-HistoricalAtlasJerusalemMeir Ben-Dov, Historical Atlas of Jerusalem (Continuum, 2002), xvi + 400 pages. Israel continues to be a land of archeological discovery as yearly excavations unearth more and more of her past. The Historical Atlas of Jerusalem, written by one of Israel’s preeminent archeologists, takes you on ... Read More
  • Ivor Davidson: The Birth of the Church

    IDavidson-TheBirthOfChurchIvor J. Davidson, The Birth of the Church: From Jesus to Constantine, A.D. 30-312. The Baker History of the Church, Vol. 1. (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004), 400 pages. Books on the rise and growth of the early church abound, focusing on various personalities and emphases. Do ... Read More
  • From the Editor’s Desk: Fall 2005

    scooter-ChalffyChan-428x288from the editor’s desk Unlike some critics of the Pentecostal/charismatic movement, those of us in the broad movement know that many diverse views are held by those who recognize the Holy Spirit’s activity today. Many controversial issues and shades of emphasis keep the movement from being ... Read More
  • The Colossian Heresy Revisited: Has the Prophetic Stream Lost Its Focus?

    book-of-colossians[1]In this guest editorial, Eddie Hyatt points us to Jesus as antidote to wayward spirituality. While driving to class a few days ago I asked God for a theme for that day. I was teaching from the book of Colossians and had a vague idea where ... Read More
  • Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context of Genre, Part 3, by Craig S. Keener

    SMyers(c)-OpenBible&Scroll In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener continues with a study of the type of inspired literature found in the teachings of Jesus, the gospels, letters to churches and individuals, and prophetic passages. As appearing in Pneuma Review Fall 2005.   For an introduction ... Read More
  • The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: Editor Introduction

    RWalston-TheSpeakingInTonguesControversyJoin us for a discussion of Rick Walston’s book The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.   Rick Walston, The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Fairfax, VA: Xulon ... Read More
  • The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: A Narrative-Critical Response, Part 1

    RWalston-TheSpeakingInTonguesControversyDiffering 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 ... Read More
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