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Winter 2006

  • Winter 2006: Other Significant Articles

    CT200507  Philip Yancey, “A Quirky & Vibrant Mosaic” Christianity Today (June 2005), pages 36-39. Who are evangelicals? They are not so easily defined as a gang of moralists allied with conservative American politics. Four distinctives may summarize what evangelicals identify with: “Conversionism: the belief that lives need ... Read More
  • Coming in the Spring 2006 (9:2) Issue

    crocus-at-springtime-4-1155663-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?” Contributors to the volume include J. I. ... Read More
  • James Hamilton: God With Men in the Torah

    WTJ-sp03  James M. Hamilton, Jr., “God With Men in the Torah” The Westminster Theological Journal 65:1 (Spring 2003), pages 113-133. “The contention of this study is that God’s self-disclosure and his favorable presence with the people constitute the Pentateuch’s description of how the Old Covenant faithful became ... Read More
  • The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 19: Matthew 24-25, by Kevin M. Williams

    SecretCodesDoes Messiah pay taxes? Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams and find out.   The Olivet Discourse can be compared to a fine painting by one of the masters. That might sound odd, but everyone can look at the same piece of artwork ... Read More
  • The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

    OxfordHandbookJewishStudies-9780199280322    Martin Goodman, Jeremy Cohen, and David Sorkin, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies new edition (Oxford University Press, 2005) 1056 pages. What would you like to know about the Jewish people? Whatever it may be, there is a high probability that you will find information ... Read More
  • Harold Netland: Encountering Religious Pluralism

    HNetland-EncounteringReligiousPluralism  Harold Netland, Encountering Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith & Mission (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2001), 368 pages. Netland capably considers all the angles for a thorough study achieving an informed, sophisticated, and faithfully Evangelical theology of religions. This is a must read for ... Read More
  • Veli-Matti Karkkainen: Christology

    VMKarkkainen-Christology-9781585583805  Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Christology: A Global Introduction. An Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004) 300 pages, ISBN 9780801026218. Christology is one in a series of books published in recent years by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, a Finnish-born theologian who currently teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary. ... Read More
  • Julia Loren: Healers of the Wounded Soul

    Charisma200509  Julia C. Loren, “Healers of the Wounded Soul” Charisma (Sept. 2005), pages 55-62. Julia Loren presents to the reader of Charisma an insightful and charming article about one of the most important couples of the Pentecostal/charismatic persuasion, John and Paula Sandford. Their works on healing, deliverance, ... Read More
  • David Aikman: Jesus in Beijing

    DAikman-JesusInBeijing-2003  David Aikman, Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power (Washington, DC: Regenery, 2003), 344 pages. Remarkably, this book is simultaneously profoundly spiritual and provocatively political. Its main thesis is that Christianity is slowly but surely changing China ... Read More
  • Carl Raschke: The Next Reformation

    CRaschke-NextReformation  Carl Raschke, The Next Reformation: Why Evangelicals Must Embrace Postmodernity (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 235 pages. Perhaps no other word is feared (or misunderstood) by evangelicals in the current theological vocabulary than postmodernism. Read most any evangelical Christian publication and you will read some article ... Read More
  • Praying for Mission

    RGallagher-PrayingForMission  The beginnings of the CRC church in Wollongong were soaked in prayer. As the pastoral team ministered to God, they sensed the need to call the congregation to all-night prayer gatherings. Beginning around 8 p.m. on Saturday nights, intercessors persevered until daybreak. In those times ... Read More
  • John Alexander Dowie

    JonathanAlexanderDowie-Clendening300x300  The Pentecostal movement and Pentecostal theology has been known for a ministry of divine healing. Donald Dayton lists four cornerstones doctrines in Pentecostal theology. Among them is the doctrine of divine healing.1 The practice of divine healing did not enter into the ministry of Pentecostals ... Read More
  • Use of the term Heresy

    whatisHeresy I am uncomfortable with Bible teacher Eddie Hyatt’s use of the term “heresy.” However, I did appreciate the message of his article “The Colossian Heresy Revisited: Has the Prophetic Stream Lost Its Focus?” from the Fall 2005 Pneuma Review. – AI   Response Thanks for your comment. There certainly ... Read More
  • Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Editor Introduction to Context of Genre, Revelation

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

    SMyers(c)-OpenBible&Scroll 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 ... Read More
  • The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: A Narrative-Critical Response, Part 2

    RWalston-TheSpeakingInTonguesControversyDiffering with Walston, classical Pentecostal Robert Graves writes that the doctrine of initial evidence and the subsequence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit are taught by scripture.         Rick Walston, The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the ... Read More
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