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  • Fall 2009: Other Significant Articles

    Leadership Journal Winter 2009Philip Jenkins, “Unenthusiastic About Enthusiasm: Modern suspicions about charismatic Christianity trace back to controversies over the French Prophets 300 years ago” (ChristianHistory.net). Speaking in tongues, the sick being healed, the dead raised to life, the soon coming apocalypse … in 1709. Read the article online at: www.christianitytoday.com/ch/bytopic/movementsdenominationstraditions/unenthusiasticabout.html   Bruce ... Read More
  • Paul King: Only Believe

    PKing-OnlyBelieve Paul King, Only Believe: Examining the Origin and Development of Classic and Contemporary Word of Faith Theologies (Word & Spirit Press, 2009), 408 pages, ISBN 9780981952604. Paul King is a scholar at Oral Roberts University and an ordained minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. ... Read More
  • Ritva Williams: Stewards, Prophets, Keepers of the Word

    RWilliams-StewardsProphetsKeepersWord  Ritva H. Williams, Stewards, Prophets, Keepers of the Word: Leadership in the Early Church (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2006), 228 pages, ISBN 9781565639492. Williams approaches the subject of leadership in the early church through an examination of the social and cultural customs of the Greco-Roman civilization ... Read More
  • Coming in the Winter 2010 (13:1) Issue

    walking-in-the-rain-733599-m 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?” Kingdom and the Power editors Gray Greig ... Read More
  • Gavin Wakefield: Alexander Boddy

    GWakefield-AlexanderBoddy  Gavin Wakefield, Alexander Boddy: Pentecostal Anglican Pioneer (London, UK/Colorado Springs, USA: Paternoster, 2007), 245 pages, ISBN 9781842273463. Wakefield’s text is well placed as part of Paternoster’s Studies in Pentecostal and Charismatic Issues series. For one thing, Boddy was unarguably a most important founder and leader in ... Read More
  • Oskar Skarsaune: From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church

    ert-200807  Oskar Skarsaune, “From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church” Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 32, No. 3 (July 2008), pages 224-237. My interests always peak when encountering a document that traces our Christian faith back to the first century believers, so I was ... Read More
  • Laurie Guy: Introducing Early Christianity

    LGuy-IntroEarlyChristianity-9780830839421  Laurie Guy, Introducing Early Christianity: A Topical Survey of Its Life, Beliefs & Practices (Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2004), 310 pages, ISBN 9780830826988. In Introducing Early Christianity, Laurie Guy, a lecturer in church history at Carey Bible College in Auckland, New Zealand, and a lecturer with ... Read More
  • Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries

    JewishBelieversJesus-9780801047688  Oskar Skarsaune and Reidar Hvalvik, eds., Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2007), 930 pages, ISBN 9781565637634. This volume is an imposing compendium of scholarly research into the Jewish Christianity of the first several centuries. The book features essays on nearly every ... Read More
  • Evan Howard: The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality

    EHoward-BrazosIntroductionChristianSpirituality-9781587430381  Evan B. Howard, The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2008), 496 pages, ISBN 9781587430381. Evan Howard has constructed a college or seminary textbook on spirituality that is thorough in its approach, wide in its scope, and deep in its content. The ... Read More
  • Forming the Life of the Congregation Through Music

    JohnMortensen_bw  Part One: Three Questions All churches come together to sing, and most Christians would readily affirm that this shared musical practice is a significant element in spiritual life. Yet the exact manner in which music exerts powers of spiritual formation may seem amorphous and elusive. I ... Read More
  • Pilgrimage Into Pentecost: The Pneumatological Legacy of Howard M. Ervin

    Ervin_ORU-300x200Pastor Isgrigg introduces us to Professor Ervin and how he helped shape the landscape of today’s Pentecostal/charismatic movement.   Introduction Howard M. Ervin, a Baptist and Pentecostal scholar, paved the way for other scholars to defend the Pentecostal faith in the academic world. During the last half of ... Read More
  • Tribute to Professor Ervin: Interview with Daniel Isgrigg

    DIsgrigg_HErvin-Fall2009-328x216 Pastor Daniel Isgrigg speaks with Pneuma Review about his tribute to Dr. Howard Ervin, “Pilgrimage Into Pentecost: The Pneumatological Legacy of Howard M. Ervin” and his book of the same title.   Pneuma Review: In what ways has Dr. Ervin had an influence on your life? Daniel Isgrigg: ... Read More
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