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Wolfgang Vondey: The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life


Robert Webster’s chapter 8 contribution, “The Holy Spirit and the Miraculous: John Wesley’s Egalitarian View of the Supernatural and its Problems,” shows how, for Wesley, the Spirit is creatively involved in miracles in the life of the community, how a rhetorical understanding of the supernatural fit into Wesley’s evangelical strategy, and how the Perfectionist controversies of the 1760’s tested Wesley’s allegiance to an egalitarian understanding of the supernatural. In chapter 10, Joshua D. Reichard offers us “An ‘Improbable Bond’ of the Spirit: Historical Perspectives on the Christian Life in Pentecostal-Charismatic and Process-Relational Theologies,” and suggests that a shared emphasis on the Spirit may conceptually reunite the two movements in a limited sense. Finally, in the afterword, Amos Yong situates these essays into the wider objectives within the CHARIS series and its focus on both Christianity and Renewal from Interdisciplinary perspectives.

Reviewed by Bradford McCall


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Category: In Depth, Spring 2014

About the Author: Bradford L. McCall, B.S. in Biology (Georgia Southwestern St. University, 2000), M.Div. (Asbury Theological Seminary, 2005), grew up on a cotton farm in south Georgia. A graduate student at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Bradford has particular interest in teleology, causation and early modern philosophy.

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