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Summer 2012

  • Coming in the Fall 2012 (15:4) Issue

    fall_leaves[1]In another excerpt from his book Only Believe, Paul King presents “Claiming God’s Promises Today: Classic and Modern Word of Faith Views Compared and Contrasted.”   Some reviews to look for in the Fall 2012 issue: Professor Malcolm Brubaker reviews Gary Tyra, The Holy Spirit in Mission: Prophetic Speech and Action in Christian ... Read More
  • Working for Others While in the Shadows, by Murray Hohns

    HurrayHohns200712My wife and I have recently been showering together, and I thought I would share what that has meant. I realize that at first glance such activity may not seem proper to mention in a theological journal, but it is. My story starts when I turned awkwardly to look at the ... Read More
  • Miracles as Reality: An Interview with Craig S. Keener

    Keener-Summer2012An Interview with Craig S. Keener on the Miraculous and his Recent Book, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. The Pneuma Review: As a New Testament scholar you have a great interest in the meaning of the biblical text but you also seem to have a great interest in ... Read More
  • William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith

    WLCraig-ReasonableFaithWilliam Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics, third edition (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2008), 416 pages, ISBN 9781433501159. A third edition of what has become something a classic work in the field of Christian apologetics since its original (1984) and second (1994) versions is well worth the reading (or ... Read More
  • Amos Yong, The Spirit of Creation

    spiritofcreation2Amos Yong, The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination, Pentecostal Manifestos 4 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011), 256 pages, ISBN 9780802866127. As one of the most prolific Pentecostal theologians, Amos Yong is no stranger to the science and religion dialogue, although this volume is his first ... Read More
  • Vern Sheridan Poythress, In the Beginning Was the Word

    Beginning.inddVern Sheridan Poythress, In the Beginning Was the Word: Language-Α God-Centered Approach (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009) 415 pages, ISBN 9781433501791. In the Beginning Was the Word: Language—A God-Centered Approach, authored by Vern Sheridan Poythress, intends to articulate a Christian understanding of language and demonstrate how language reflects God’s character (9). In the ... Read More
  • Toby Jones, The Way of Jesus

    TJones-TheWayOfJesus Toby Jones, The Way of Jesus: Re-forming Spiritual Communities in a Post-Church Age (Eugene: Resource Publications, 2010), 133 pages, ISBN 9781608991525. Toby Jones is a former Moderator of the Presbytery of Mackinac, who parted ways with the Presbyterian denomination in order to found Living Vision, a community attempting to offer an ... Read More
  • Paul L. King: Hermeneutics in Modern and Classic Faith Movements

    PKing-OnlyBelieveIf we want to live our lives according to the Bible, how we approach Scripture means everything. What differences in interpretation can we see between the contemporary Word of Faith movement and the classic Faith movement? This chapter is from Paul L. King’s book Only Believe: Examining the Origins and ... Read More
  • Tim J. R. Trumper, Preaching and Politics

    TTrumper-PreachingPolitics Tim J. R. Trumper, Preaching and Politics: Engagement without Compromise (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009), 97 pages, ISBN 9781606080085. How do you avoid extremes in the pulpit on controversial affairs of state? As a Reformed Calvinist pastor, Trumper writes for conservative and Reformed evangelicals. He advocates for a middle position between ... Read More
  • Neil Hudson, You Will Never Know Where You Are Going Until You Know Where You Came From: British Pentecostals’ past development and future challenges

    Neil-Hudson One hundred years ago, the thought that there would be a new grouping within Evangelicalism that would spread throughout the world with a rate of growth that in certain places would outstrip countries’ birth rates would have been deemed to be a flight of fancy. Yet this is exactly what ... Read More
  • Martyn Percy, Shaping the Church

    Martyn Percy, Shaping the Church Martyn Percy, Shaping the Church: The Promise of Implicit Theology, Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology Series (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010), 193 pages, ISBN 9780754666004. Martyn Percy, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon and professor at King’s College and Heythrop College London, and the Church of England’s Oxford Ministry Course (for ... Read More
  • Pietists as Pentecostal Forerunners

    AugustHermannFrancke Excerpts from the paper “The Petersens and the Silesian Kinderbeten Revival” by Eric Jonas Swensson. Lutheranism is a tradition born out of a dispute within the Roman Catholic Church. The blooming of German Lutheran Pietism, 1675-1725, a period commencing with Phillip Jakob Spener’s Pia Desideria and ending with the death of his ... Read More
  • Summer 2012: Other Significant Articles

    Summer_field  Reviewed by the Editors.   Tim Stafford, “Miracles in Mozambique: How Mama Heidi Reaches the Abandoned” Christianity Today (May 2012), pages 18-26. The tag line for the article offers an excellent summary: “There are credible reports that Heidi Baker heals the deaf and raises the dead. One thing is for sure: She loves ... Read More
  • Pneuma Review Summer 2012

    Pneuma ReviewThe digital edition of The Pneuma Review, Summer 2012 (15:3), taken from the original print edition. Find these articles individually in an easy-to-read format on the archive page: Read More
  • Estrelda Alexander: Black Fire, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

    EAlexander-BlackFireEstrelda Y. Alexander, Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011), 406 pages, ISBN 9780830825858. At a time where books on the first one hundred years of modern-day Pentecostalism are published with frequency, Alexander reminds us of the important heritage of African American Pentecostals. ... Read More
  • How to Argue Like Jesus, reviewed by Steve D. Eutsler

    JCarterJColeman-HowToArgueLikeJesusJoe Carter and John Coleman, How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2009), 174 pages, ISBN 9781433502712. Ever since Augustine said, “For since by means of the art of rhetoric both truth and falsehood are urged, who would dare to say that truth should ... Read More
  • Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins, The Language of Science and Faith

    LanguageScienceFaithKarl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins, The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2011), 250 pages, ISBN 9780830838295. The “conflict” between science and faith within North American evangelicalism continues to rage, unfortunately. This book will no doubt further fan the flames, even ... Read More
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