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Fall 2011

  • Coming in the Winter 2012 (15:1) Issue

    winter-stream-477801-mThe Winter 2012 issue will feature part 1 of Chapter Five from Steven M. Fettke, God’s Empowered People: A Pentecostal Theology of the Laity (Wipf & Stock 2011), “Forming a Community of the Spirit: Hospitality, Fellowship, and Nurture.”   John Lathrop continues our conversation about church leadership ... Read More
  • Pneuma Review Fall 2011

    Pneuma ReviewThe full issue of The Pneuma Review (14:4) Fall 2011. Read More
  • Jesus, the Final Days

    downloadCraig A. Evans and N. T. Wright, Jesus, the Final Days: What Really Happened (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009), 128 pages, ISBN 9780664233594. This slim book collects two papers by Craig Evans and one by N. T. Wright, edited by Troy A. Miller. The papers were ... Read More
  • Keith Ward: God and the Philosophers

    KWard-GodPhilosophersKeith Ward, God and the Philosophers (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009), 224 pages, ISBN 9780800663513. Keith Ward’s God and the Philosophers offers a close look at a handful of philosophers whose work impacted theological matters in one way or another. Ward takes on certain aspects of the thought ... Read More
  • James K. A. Smith: Thinking in Tongues

    JSmith-ThinkingInTonguesJames K. A. Smith, Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010), 155 pages, ISBN 978-080286184. James K. A. Smith, associate professor of philosophy at Calvin College and executive director of the Society of Christian Philosophers, engages the subject of hermeneutical philosophy ... Read More
  • Scot McKnight on Kingdom of Heaven and Justification

    CT201012  Scot McKnight responds to the review essays by Kevin Williams and Tony Richie that appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of The Pneuma Review regarding his article, “Jesus vs. Paul” that appeared in the December 2010 issue of Christianity Today.   I want to thank The Pneuma Review ... Read More
  • Mark Cartledge: Testimony in the Spirit

    9780754663522.tifMark J. Cartledge, Testimony in the Spirit: Rescripting Ordinary Pentecostal Theology. Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology (Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2010), 219 pages, ISBN: 9780754663522. At least three aspects reward the reader of Testimony in the Spirit: the book is testimonial, methodological, and interdisciplinary. Cartledge ... Read More
  • Tim Challies: The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment

    TChallies-DisciplineSpiritualDiscernmentTim Challies, The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment (Wheaton: Crossway, 2007), 206 pages, ISBN 9781581349092. Challies, editor of Discerning Reader, a book review website and host of the Christian blog Challies.com: Informing the Reforming, premises his book on the stated intent to present a thoroughly bibliocentric approach ... Read More
  • Who are “the Called”? Mission, Commission, and Accountability

    Faith_in_Action[1]  This chapter is an excerpt from Steven M. Fettke, God’s Empowered People: A Pentecostal Theology of the Laity (Wipf & Stock 2011). Another chapter appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Pneuma Review.   We need to recognize that such a sense of call [as Jeremiah ... Read More
  • Lisa Maugans Driver: Christ At The Center

    Lisa Maugans Driver-Christ At The Center Lisa D. Maugans Driver, Christ At The Center: The Early Christian Era (Louisville: WJK, 2009), 242 pages, ISBN 9780664228972. Driver offers the reader a fast-moving, panoramic view of the context and subsequent development of Christian doctrine as it progressed in the first five centuries of the ... Read More
  • P. W. Baker: Doomed Edifice

    Doomed Edifice  P. W. Baker, Doomed Edifice: The Eclipse of the Prophetic Ministry and the Spiritual Captivity of the Church (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010), 137 pages, ISBN 9781608990405. Doomed Edifice is a brief historical survey of the first three centuries of ecclesial organizational and worship practices ... Read More
  • Healthy Leadership and the High Cost of Caring

    EricScalise How should we lead the church? In this Pneuma Review conversation, Christian counselor, Dr. Eric Scalise answers this question by saying that ministry leaders need to recognize how pastoral ministry causes stress and how they need to develop a plan for self-care. Pastors and ministry leaders, much ... Read More
  • Claiming Inheritance or Dying to Self: Theology of Glory or Theology of the Cross?

    PKing-OnlyBelieve  This chapter is from Paul L. King’s book Only Believe: Examining the Origins and Development of Classic and Contemporary Word of Faith Theologies.   Several years ago I read St. John of the Cross on mortification of self and at the same time read Robert Schuller on ... Read More
  • Miroslav Volf: Allah

    MVolf-AllahMiroslav Volf, Allah: A Christian Response (New York: HarperOne, 2011), 314 pages, ISBN 9780061927072. Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School, dedicates this book1: “To my father, a Pentecostal minister who admired Muslims, and taught me as a boy that they ... Read More
  • N. T. Wright: Justification

    NTWright-Justification  N. T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009), 279 pages, ISBN 9780830838639. Justification is N. T. Wright’s response to John Piper’s critique of several of Wright’s earlier writings. If those earlier writings from Wright are installments in a program, ... Read More
  • Vinson Synan: An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit

    VSynan-AnEyewitnessRemembersCenturyHolySpiritVinson Synan, An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010), 224 pages, ISBN 9780800794859. Vinson Synan, historian, professor, and dean emeritus of the School of Divinity at Regent University, skillfully blends his memoirs with Pentecostal Church history, reflecting on his previous ... Read More
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