Have You Received the Holy Spirit Since You Believed? Acts 19:2.
Author: Daniel Wambua
God has offered every believer help through the agency of the Holy Spirit. Many believers struggle in ministry yet there is help! Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed? What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit in a Christian's life. What are the prerequisites to receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit? What is the purpose of Tongue Speaking? Are there levels of the Spirits operation in the life of Christians? Must i be prayed for to receive the Holy Spirit? These and many other questions are answered in this book.
During the 1970s, Pentecostal seminarians who were fed a steady diet of the monographs by James D.G. Dunn and F. Dale Bruner were often co-opted by magisterial traditions. It was time for a new generation of Pentecostal scholars where Pentecostals could themselves address issues brought to the forefront of their movement. This volume became one of the first books of its kind to crest the new wave of an emerging Pentecostal scholarship. Contemporary Pentecostal pneumatology was often regarded as a historically contributed and artificial novelty from the modern period and scores of Pentecostals were persuaded to forsake their heritage. Spirit Baptism: A Pentecostal Alternative sought to ask the question if there was canonical evidence for a Charismatic dimension in the Christian pilgrimage. An answer in the affirmative inspired a scan of Christian figures through the centuries who have embraced this theological reality. The book ends with a theological synthesis that suggests an openness to various ways the Charismatic Spirit becomes a manifest reality in the lives of believers. Since the release of Spirit Baptism: A Pentecostal Alternative in 1983, much significant work has been accomplished in this field by Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal scholars alike. Yet this original groundbreaking work remains relevant as researchers around the world face for the first time theological issues that go to the heart of Pentecostal identify.
Release on 2017-02-02 | by Kilian McDonnell,George Montague
Second Revised Edition
Author: Kilian McDonnell,George Montague
Pubpsher: Liturgical Press
Up to now the teaching on baptism in the Holy Spirit has been based on a few scriptural texts, whose interpretation was disputed. This doubt cast its shadow on those who promote baptism in the Holy Spirit. Now new evidence has been found in early post-biblical authors (Tertullian, Hilary of Poitiers, Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, Philoxenus, and the Syrians) which demonstrates that what is called baptism in the Holy Spirit was integral to Christian initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist). Because it was part of initiation into the Church, it was not a matter of private piety, but of public worship. Therefore it was and remains normative. This is an intriguing ground-breaking study of value to RCIA teams, pastors, theology teachers and students, and Church offices.
Get ready for a "Church Shift" through praying in the Spirit and thinking ecumenically, looking at key elements that unite the Church. Spirit Baptism shows how to achieve true spiritual power and genuine Church unity that transcend all barriers. Spirit baptism fulfills the hunger for the vertical relationship with God while the horizontal connection throughout the universal body of Christ is accessed through an ecumenical focus. The resulting "matrix" is reverberating worldwide. Understanding Pentecostal theology is pivotal in realizing this inter-connectedness. Dr. Verna Linzey aptly provides outstanding tools for understanding Spirit baptism. "Verna M. Linzey's book, Spirit Baptism, is a restatement of classic Pentecostal convictions on baptism in the Spirit and speaking in tongues, with the same ingenuousness and fervour which lit the flame of Pentecostalism one hundred years ago." - James Dunn "In Spirit Baptism, Verna Linzey has given this generation a fresh new look at the Pentecostal experience as experienced by millions of people worldwide in the last century." - Vinson Synan "This wonderful masterpiece deals extensively . . . with the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit." - Samhwan Kim Dr. Verna Linzey hosts "The Holy Spirit Today" television and radio broadcasts. Dr. Linzey is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Verna Linzey Child Care Ministry based in the Philippines. In 2006, on the 100th anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival, Dr. Linzey was awarded the 2005 Best Non-Fiction of the Year Award by the San Diego Christian Writer's Guild for writing The Baptism with the Holy Spirit. Dr. Linzey matriculated at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, attended Church Growth Seminars in the Doctor of Ministry Program at Fuller Theological Seminary as a special guest, and received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at Kingsway Theological Seminary.
A Re-examination of the New Testament Teaching on the Gift of the Spirit in Relation to Pentecostalism Today
Author: James D. G. Dunn
Pubpsher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Baptism in the Holy Spirit is one of James Dunn's most influential books and has become a classic. Forty years after its original publication it still sparks debate and appears on many reading lists. In an extensive Preface to this fortieth anniversary edition, James Dunn engages with the debates about the book since it was first published.
Baptized in the Spirit creatively examines the most recent trends in Pentecostal and charismatic theology, especially with regard to the displacement of Spirit baptism as Pentecostalism’s central distinctive. The author begins by focusing on the significance of the Holy Spirit in reciprocal and mutual work with the Son in fulfilling the will of the Father. He also shows how the pneumatological emphases in Pentecostal and charismatic theology can help to correct the tendency in Western Christianity to subordinate the Spirit to the Word.
Perspectives on Spirit Baptism presents in counterpoint form the basic common beliefs on spirit baptism which have developed over the course of church history with a view toward determining which is most faithful to Scripture. Each chapter will be written by a prominent person from within each tradition—with specific guidelines dealing with the biblical, historical, and theological issues within each tradition. In addition, each writer will have the opportunity to give a brief response to the other traditions.