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French Arrington: Encountering the Holy Spirit

French Arrington: Encountering the Holy Spirit

  French L. Arrington, Encountering the Holy Spirit: Paths of Christian Growth and Service (Cleveland, TN: Pathway Press, 2003), 546 pages. One hundred and four years ago (as of the time of this writing), two births took place: the birth of the twentieth century, and the birth of the Pentecostal movement. And in a little […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Effects, Part 1

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Effects, Part 1

The first part of chapter eight from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Eight: Effects, Part 1 We come finally to a consideration of the effects or results of the gift of the Holy Spirit. Our concern is not so much with long-range […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Means

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Means

  The sixth chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Six: Means We turn now to a consideration of the gift of the Holy Spirit in relation to water baptism and the laying on of hands. Our concern at this point is […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Reception

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Reception

  The fifth chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Five: Reception The Holy Spirit is given to those who believe in Jesus Christ. From all that has been said about the Holy Spirit being the Spirit of the exalted Lord and […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 2

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 2

  The second part of chapter four from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Four Continued: Purpose, Part 2 Let us now move on to note how the gift of the Holy Spirit enables the performance of mighty works. The witness to Christ […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 1

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 1

  The first part of chapter four from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Four: Purpose The central purpose for the gift of the Holy Spirit is power. The biblical term is dunamis—power, strength, might, force—and as the gift of the Holy Spirit, […]

Advents of the Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

Advents of the Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

  Bradford E. Hinze and D. Lyle Dabney, eds., Advents of the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology, Marquette Studies in Theology 30 (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2002), 484 pages, ISBN 9780874626797. There are two main reasons why I want to encourage readers of the Pneuma Review to read this book. The […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Response

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Response

  The third chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time.   Chapter Three: Response The human response to the giving of the Holy Spirit is essentially the praise of God. When human existence—individually and in community—is bathed with the divine presence, there is […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Dimensions

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Dimensions

  The second chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Two: Dimensions We come now to a consideration of the actual giving of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit promised by the Father, sent by the Son, becomes an event in time […]

Vinson Synan: The Century of the Holy Spirit

Vinson Synan: The Century of the Holy Spirit

  Vinson Synan, The Century of the Holy Spirit: 100 Years Of Pentecostal And Charismatic Renewal, 1901-2001 (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2001), 484 pages. Vinson Synan has lived many of the 100 years he chronicles in his latest book which was published to be ready for the World Pentecostal Conference in Los Angeles in May 2000. […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Background

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Background

  The first chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter One: Background It is important at the outset to reflect upon the background for the gift of the Holy Spirit. For what took place in first-generation Christianity, as recorded in the book […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Introduction

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Introduction

  The introduction from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Introduction An exploration of “the gift of the Holy Spirit” in first-generation Christianity means turning basically to the New Testament record. Non-canonical writings, such as those of the Apostolic Fathers, are of some help, […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Preface

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Preface

  The preface from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time.   Author’s Preface One of the most extraordinary Christian facts of our time is the claim of many people to be freshly experiencing “the gift of the Holy Spirit.” They speak of “receiving the […]

Gordon Fee: Listening to the Spirit in the Text

Gordon Fee: Listening to the Spirit in the Text

Gordon D. Fee, Listening to the Spirit in the Text (Eerdmans, 2000), 180 pages, ISBN 9780802847577. The Pentecostal/charismatic (P/C) pastor and teacher comes to the proclamation of Scripture with two critical issues in mind: the need to speak in such a way that he or she becomes transparent and God is seen in transforming power; […]

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