Subscribe via RSS Feed

Terry L. Cross: Answering the Call in the Spirit: Pentecostal Reflections on a Theology of Vocation, Work and Life

The strengths of Cross’ book reside in its inclusion of biblical, theological and historical overviews concerning the development of the concept of vocation. Although similar material is available in other resources, Cross’ discussions are valuable in their attempt to relate these overviews to the Pentecostal conversation and theology regarding vocation. The text’s conclusive points, stated as steps to students and other readers, that “may assist the readers in shaping some structure to assist Christians in addressing the important issues of calling” (p. 105). From the perspective of the author’s stated purpose, the text provides, for those scholars and students engaged in more comprehensive studies of vocation, and vocation in Pentecostal context in particular, a beginning study that serves to open a broader and deeper discussion primarily for the Lee University context, as well as for others of the Pentecostal tradition in both church and academy.

Reviewed by Mara Lief Crabtree

Pin It
Page 3 of 3123

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: Fall 2008, Ministry, Pneuma Review

About the Author: Mara Lief Crabtree, D.Min. (Wesley Theological Seminary), MPS (Loyola University, New Orleans), MA (Regent University), is Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Women’s Studies at Regent University School of Divinity. Ordained in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, she serves as a Tidewater Chapter Chaplain and Region II US Representative for Virginia Chapters in the International Order of St. Luke. Faculty page. Faculty blog.

  • Connect with

    Subscribe via Twitter 1332 Followers   Subscribe via Facebook Fans
  • Recent Comments

  • Featured Authors

    Amos Yong is Professor of Theology & Mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena. His graduate education includes degree...

    Jelle Creemers: Theological Dialogue with Classical Pentecostals

    Antipas L. Harris, D.Min. (Boston University), S.T.M. (Yale University Divinity School), M.Div. (Emory University), is the president-dean of Jakes Divinity School and associate pasto...

    Then, Now, and Later

    Craig S. Keener, Ph.D. (Duke University), is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is author of many books<...

    A Keener Understanding of the Bible: The Jewish Context for the Book of Revelation

    William L. De Arteaga, Ph.D., is known internationally as a Christian historian and expert on revivals and the rebirth and renewal of the Christian healing movement. His major w...

    Trump: Satan’s Manchurian Candidate?