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A Worldwide Movement of the Holy Spirit

A Worldwide Movement of the Holy Spirit

  There are few Christians in the West who have not heard of the revival that started around 1906 usually referred to as the Azusa Street Revival. This outpouring of the Holy Spirit on evangelical Christians, mostly from the holiness stream literally changed the history of Christianity and the world. People came from all over […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today

Every chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Spring 2002: Author’s Preface Spring 2002: Introduction Spring 2002: Chapter One: Background Summer 2002: Chapter Two: Dimensions Fall 2002: Chapter Three: Response Winter 2003: Chapter Four: Purpose, Part 1 Spring 2003: Chapter Four: Purpose, Part […]

Wolfgang Vondey: The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life

Wolfgang Vondey: The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life

  Wolfgang Vondey, ed., The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life: Historical, Interdisciplinary, and Renewal Perspectives, Christianity and Renewal – Interdisciplinary Studies 1 (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014), v + 240 pages. Wolfgang Vondey is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Center for Renewal Studies at Regent University. He has authored […]

The Rev. John L. Nevius: The Holy Spirit Gives a Lesson in Chinese

The Rev. John L. Nevius: The Holy Spirit Gives a Lesson in Chinese

Church historian William L. De Arteaga shows us that the supernatural aspects of missionary John Nevius’ ministry in China was suppressed and forgotten in the West.   When Protestant missionaries arrived in China early in the Nineteenth Century they had all been educated into cessationism. Part of this awful theology was the belief that exorcism […]

Pouring Holy Water on Strange Fire: A Critique of John MacArthur's Strange Fire and Charismatic Chaos

Pouring Holy Water on Strange Fire: A Critique of John MacArthur’s Strange Fire and Charismatic Chaos

Excerpts from Pouring Holy Water on Strange Fire: A Critique of John MacArthur’s Strange Fire & Charismatic Chaos by Frank Viola. The central focus of this critique is simply to show that both Scripture and church history yield strong evidence that spiritual gifts are still extant in the church today. My primary intention in writing […]

Graham Cole: Engaging with the Holy Spirit

Graham Cole: Engaging with the Holy Spirit

Graham A. Cole, Engaging with the Holy Spirit: Real Questions, Practical Answers (Wheaton: Crossway, 2008), 125 pages. Graham A. Cole teaches biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Readers of The Pneuma Review will probably remember his excellent contribution about pneumatology, also from Crossway, entitled He Who Gives Life (2007). […]

R. T. Kendall: Holy Fire, reviewed by Craig S. Keener

R. T. Kendall: Holy Fire, reviewed by Craig S. Keener

  R. T. Kendall, Holy Fire: A Balanced, Biblical Look at the Holy Spirit’s Work in Our Lives (Lake Mary: Charisma House, 2014), 256 pages, ISBN 9781621366041. In his nine-page foreword, Jack Hayford rightly titles this “a landmark book.” He also rightly highlights Kendall’s work as irenic (pp. xxi-xxii), offering a notable contrast to some […]

The Holy Spirit and the Middle Way: A Pentecostal Inquiry in a Pluralistic World

The Holy Spirit and the Middle Way: A Pentecostal Inquiry in a Pluralistic World

The Holy Spirit and the Christian University

The Holy Spirit and the Christian University

The Holy Spirit  and the Chinese Church: Interview with Dennis Balcombe

The Holy Spirit and the Chinese Church: Interview with Dennis Balcombe

Veteran missionary, Dennis Balcombe, talks to PneumaReview.com about the Acts of the Holy Spirit in modern-day China. Pneuma Review: Please tell our readers how you were called to China. Dennis Balcombe: I was brought up in a traditional Methodist church that only preached the “Social Gospel.” At 16 years old, a friend invited me to […]

The Holy Spirit Never Left the Church

The Holy Spirit Never Left the Church

  In 1987, on the 250th Anniversary of its’ founding, I visited New Herrnhut Moravian Church on the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Visiting this mountain-side shrine and the jungle overhanging its cemetery impacted my life in a way I will carry to my grave. There are churches in the Western Hemisphere […]

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, vol. 1, The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, James E. Richardson, ed. (Springfield, MO: Global University, 2009), xxxii + 226 pages. George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, vol. 2, Luke and Acts, James E. Richardson, ed. (Springfield, MO: Global University, […]

Vinson Synan: An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit

Vinson Synan: An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit

Vinson 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 books while integrating his first-hand experience of the events. […]

Biblical Imagery: The Metaphorical Symbols of the Holy Spirit

Biblical Imagery: The Metaphorical Symbols of the Holy Spirit

Christian theology should always be concerned to speak about God on the basis of God’s self-communication in Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit. God comes to us in Christ Jesus through the power and personal presence of the Holy Spirit. God exists in differentiated personhood. Thus relationality is an essential attribute of God’s very being—a […]

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