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Spring 2009

  • Spring 2009: Other Significant Articles

    pine-tree-1440077-mHarold W. Hoehner, “Can a Woman Be A Pastor-Teacher?” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 50:4 (Dec 2007), pages 761-771. A Dallas Theological Seminary professor says that there has been a gradual change leading to wider acceptance of women as pastor-teachers. He offers historical background for ... Read More
  • Graham H. Twelftree: In the Name of Jesus

    GTwelftree-InTheNameOfJesus-9780801027451Graham H. Twelftree, In the Name of Jesus: Exorcism among Early Christians (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007), 352 pages, ISBN 9780801027451. The world’s leading expert in the subject of exorcism in the Jesus tradition has now turned to exorcism in the early church, covering the period ... Read More
  • Alexander Jensen: Theological Hermeneutics

    AJensen-TheologicalHermeneutics  Alexander Jensen, Theological Hermeneutics (London: SCM, 2007), 237 pages, ISBN 9780334029014. Alexander Jensen’s Theological Hermeneutics is a historical introduction to theological hermeneutics, which Jensen defines as the way in which the problem of understanding has been addressed (2). The book surveys key theological hermeneuts and movements ... Read More
  • Coming in the Summer 2009 (12:3) Issue

    summer-lake-and-crooked-tree-1436965-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?” The Summer 2009 issue will continue ... Read More
  • Maria Cimperman: When God’s People Have HIV/AIDS

    MCimperman-WhenGodsPeopleHaveHIV-AIDS  Maria Cimperman, When God’s People Have HIV/AIDS: An Approach to Ethics (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2005), 159 pages, ISBN 9781570756238. How should Christians affected by HIV/AIDS be understood? Maria Cimperman, an Ursuline sister, challenges the church to view those affected or threatened by the pandemic ... Read More
  • Signs and Wonders in the Early Post-Apostolic Era

    JustinMartyr_small  History teaches that the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit did not cease with the first apostles—the early church demonstrated signs and wonders of God’s work in the world.   Cessationism teaches that the types of signs and wonders evidenced in the New Testament are not for ... Read More
  • Magnus Zetterholm: The Messiah in Early Judaism and Christianity

    MZetterholm-MessiahEarlyJudaismChristianity-9780800621087  Magnus Zetterholm, ed., The Messiah in Early Judaism and Christianity (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007), xxvii + 163 pages, ISBN 9780800621087. The Messiah in Early Judaism and Christianity presents the papers read at a meeting at Lund University in 2006. Three of the essayists are from Sweden, while ... Read More
  • Kristina LaCelle-Peterson: Liberating Tradition

    KLaCelle-Peterson-LiberatingTradition-9781441206152  Kristina LaCelle-Peterson, Liberating Tradition: Women’s Identity and Vocation in Christian Perspective (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 253 pages, ISBN 9780801031793. Kristina LaCelle-Peterson proposed that the church can be faithful to scripture, to Christ-centered faith, and embracing of biblical feminism with an egalitarian perspective. The stated purpose ... Read More
  • Amos Yong: Hospitality and the Other

    AYong-Hospitality  Amos Yong, Hospitality & the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the Neighbor, Faith Meets Faith Series (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008), xvii + 169, ISBN 9781570757723. The theology and literature of hospitality is a hot topic. Over the last decade a plethora of theses, dissertations, monographs, ... Read More
  • Michael Bergunder: The South Indian Pentecostal Movement in the Twentieth Century

    MBergunder-SouthIndianPentecostalMovementTwentiethCentury  Michael Bergunder, The South Indian Pentecostal Movement in the Twentieth Century, Studies in the History of Christian Missions (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008), 392 pages, ISBN 9780802827340. There will be several groups who will thank Michael Bergunder, professor of history of religions and mission studies ... Read More
  • To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview

    ToEveryoneAnswer-2  Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig, and J. P. Moreland, eds., To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview (Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2004), 396 pages, ISBN 9780830827350. These essays are presented in honor of Norman L. Geisler, a popular Evangelical theological apologist ... Read More
  • Steven Studebaker: Defining Issues in Pentecostalism

    SStudebaker-DefiningIssuesPentecostalism  Steven M. Studebaker, ed., Defining Issues in Pentecostalism: Classical and Emergent, McMaster Theological Studies Series 1 (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2008), 207 pages, ISBN 9781556358432. Studebaker brings together a number of significant points of discussion from a forum on Pentecostal theology held at McMaster Divinity ... Read More
  • What Kind of Spirit Are We Really Of? A Pentecostal Approach to Interfaith Forgiveness and Interreligious Reconciliation

    Tony Richie at SPS 2011  Becoming agents of reconciliation that glorify Jesus, not compromise His Gospel.   Introduction An especially fruitful interfaith dialogue I was recently privileged to participate in released a cooperative statement containing several descriptive suggestions about the nature of religion and the religions. Among other things, it admitted that “religion ... Read More
  • Pursuing Presence, Not Signs: Balancing Pentecostal Experience with Biblical Teaching

    JessicaFayeCarter  The emergence of modern Pentecostalism has been characterized in part by its “restorationist impulse,”1 an impulse which has led many of its adherents to seek the restoration of the attributes of the early New Testament Church. Among these attributes are the gifts of the Holy ... Read More
  • Communicating and Ministering the Power of the Gospel Cross-culturally: The Power of God for Christians Who Ride Two Horses

    Power of the Cross  There are consequences to a powerless Gospel, yet there is a way forward.   Communicating and Ministering the Power of the Gospel Cross-culturally: The Power of God for Christians Who Ride Two Horses By Charles and Marguerite Kraft “Man of God, we will beat you,” the demon said, “because ... Read More
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