The Work of the Spirit: Pneumatology and Pentecostalism

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Michael Welker
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2006 - 236 pages
Ever since the sensational Azusa Street Revival in 1906, the global Pentecostal church has continued to explode numerically, pushing theological debates on the Holy Spirit to the forefront. This insightful collection draws together theologians, scientists, and Pentecostal scholars to make connections between the study and experience of the Holy Spirit. The authors begin by addressing theological implications before moving on to the Pentecostal experience, finally connecting the Spirit to scientific and philosophical reflections.

Filled with interdisciplinary insights, The Work of the Spirit is inspiring and timely, honoring a century of intense reflection on and involvement with the Holy Spirit.

Contributors:
D. Lyle Dabney
James D. G. Dunn
Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
Frank D. Macchia
Bernd Oberdorfer
John Polkinghorne
Margaret M. Poloma
Kathryn Tanner
Grant Wacker
Michael Welker
Amos Yong
Anna York
Donald G. York

 

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Contents

The Emergence of the Distinctive Features of Christian Pneumatology
3
The Holy Spirit A Person? Reflection on the Spirits Trinitarian Identity
27
Trinitarian Prolegomena for a Pneumatological Theology of Religions
47
Creation as a Premonition of God
71
Simplicity or Complexity?
87
Spirit Baptism in Pentecostal and Ecumenical Perspective
109
Early Pentecostals and the Study of Popular Religious Movements in Modern America
126
The Assemblies of God at a Crossroad
147
The Hidden Spirit and the Cosmos
169
Emergence Theory and the Creation Narratives in Pneumatological Perspective
183
Stories of How Decisions Are Made
205
The Spirit in Philosophical Theological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
221
CONTRIBUTORS
233
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Michael Welker is senior professor at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and executive director of the Research Center for International and Interdisciplinary Theology. He is the author or editor of dozens of books, including God the Spirit, The Work of the Spirit, God the Revealed, Creation and Reality, What Happens in Holy Communion?, and The Depth of the Human Person.

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