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The Preeminence of Life: Towards an African Christian Cosmology in Intercultural Context

The Preeminence of Life: Towards an African Christian Cosmology in Intercultural Context

A fresh look at how emphasizing full life can transform how we do mission. Without life all else that may be considered of value is nothing. African people are not easily convinced of the hegemony of science that seems to sideline life itself. Once undermined, the rather groundless assumption that life only exists in a […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Objections to Context, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Objections to Context, by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener.   Editor’s Note: Craig Keener originally intended for this portion of his course on biblical interpretation to appear at the end of Chapter 1: Context (Spring 2003), and before Chapter 2: Learning Context (Summer 2003). However, Pneuma Review editors did not receive it […]

Strange Fire? Not in a Global Pentecostal Context of Ministry

Strange Fire? Not in a Global Pentecostal Context of Ministry

“Strange Fire”? Not in a Global Pentecostal Context of Ministry An international panel of ministry veterans responds to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Dony K. Donev with Dennis Balcombe, Hanny Setiawan and Marius Lombaard Almost one year ago, internationally known author John MacArthur began campaigning for his new book Strange Fire. With lots of material written […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Context of Genre, Revelation, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context of Genre, Revelation, by Craig S. Keener

In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener concludes Context of Genre with Part 4, the book of Revelation. What can we learn from this book that so many Christians have disagreed about? As appearing in Pneuma Review Winter 2006.   For an introduction to the Context of Genre, see the […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Editor Introduction to Context of Genre, Revelation

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Editor Introduction to Context of Genre, Revelation

Editor’s Note Christians have argued about how the Last Days would unfold since before the New Testament was written down (see John 20:23). Should you disagree with Professor Keener’s eschatology or how he interprets certain passages, please do not miss his goal of bringing us to a place of greater biblical balance. Though we may […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Context of Genre, Part 3, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context of Genre, Part 3, by Craig S. Keener

In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener continues with a study of the type of inspired literature found in the teachings of Jesus, the gospels, letters to churches and individuals, and prophetic passages. As appearing in Pneuma Review Fall 2005.   For an introduction to the Context of Genre, see the […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Context of Genre, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context of Genre, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener continues with a study of laws in the Bible, Biblical prayer and songs, proverbs, and romance literature. As appearing in Pneuma Review Summer 2005.   For an introduction to the Context of Genre, see the Spring 2005 edition of the Pneuma Review.   […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Context of Genre: Narrative, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context of Genre: Narrative, by Craig S. Keener

In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener investigates the question, what can we really learn from the narratives in the Bible? As appearing in Pneuma Review Spring 2005.   Introduction to Context of Genre Although we have surveyed and illustrated many of the most important general rules for interpretation, […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: More Principles of Context, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: More Principles of Context, by Craig S. Keener

In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener explains more interpretation principles for understanding the biblical context. As appearing in Pneuma Review Summer 2004.   We should briefly survey some other context principles: context of author; anticontext methods to avoid; and the value of outlining Scripture to catch the flow of […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Whole-Book Context, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Whole-Book Context, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Spring 2004.   Continued from Part 1 in the Winter 2004 issue    8. The Spirit-baptized life in Mk 1:8-13 The Gospel of Mark explicitly mentions God’s Spirit only six times, but half of them appear in his […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Learning Context, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Learning Context, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Fall 2003.   Continued from Part 1 in the Summer 2003 issue   Paragraph Context: Checking yourself  13. What is the “word of God” (or “word of Christ” in most translations) in Romans 10:17? Does it specifically refer […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Learning Context, Part 1, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Learning Context, Part 1, by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Summer 2003.   Chapter 2: Learning Context Although all of us officially recognize the importance of context, most Bible readers still ignore it in practice. You may be an exception, but do not be too disturbed if you […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Context, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context, by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Spring 2003.     Chapter 1: Context, Context, Context! One of the most important resources for understanding the Bible is in the Bible itself: context. Some readers want to skip to verses elsewhere in the Bible (sometimes with […]

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