Baptism in the Spirit: Luke-Acts and the Dunn Debate

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This book is about that treasured doctrine of Pentecostalism: baptism in the Holy Spirit, understood as a work subsequent to conversion to Christ. Since the British theologian James Dunn's publication of his influential work Baptism in the Holy Spirit, there has been heated response from Pentecostals in defense of the doctrine. Key players are Roger Stronstad, Howard Ervin, David Petts, James Shelton, Robert Menzies, and ex-Pentecostal Max Turner. This book reviews Pentecostal criticisms of Dunn with respect to ...
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Overview

This book is about that treasured doctrine of Pentecostalism: baptism in the Holy Spirit, understood as a work subsequent to conversion to Christ. Since the British theologian James Dunn's publication of his influential work Baptism in the Holy Spirit, there has been heated response from Pentecostals in defense of the doctrine. Key players are Roger Stronstad, Howard Ervin, David Petts, James Shelton, Robert Menzies, and ex-Pentecostal Max Turner. This book reviews Pentecostal criticisms of Dunn with respect to Luke-Acts, concluding that Pentecostals are right: for Luke, receiving the Spirit was not the inception of new covenant life. It was a powerful enabling for prophecy and miracles; for the church's outward mission and its internal life. After placing Luke-Acts in a wider canonical context, the book closes with some practical lessons from Luke-Acts for today's Pentecostal churches.
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Editorial Reviews

Church Times - Dr Forster
‘The leading New Testament scholar James Dunn vigorously argued 40 years ago that, in the New Testament, baptism in, or the gift of, the Holy Spirit was fundamental to becoming a Christian, and that only those who received the Spirit could be called Christians. William Atkinson, a British-based Pentecostal, here surveys the Pentecostal responses to Dunn’s book, and offers his assessment.’
The Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association - William K. Kay
"...This is a book pastors and students could easily assimilate, and there is at the very end a practical as well as a theological evaluation of the various positions..."
Bookcase - Richard Dodge
... It is vitally important for us to know why we believe what we say we believe!... [...]This book will be a great help to Pentecostals and Charismatics of all steams as it gives a solid basis for our beliefs..."
Bulletin for Biblical Research - J. Brian Tucker
This book is quite useful for those seeking to understand this distinctly Pentecostal doctrine. […] it is a fine survey of intra-Pentecostal discussions using Dunn’s work as a dialogue partner.
Reviews in Religion & Theology - David M. Allen
“The book offers an interesting discussion of the Baptism in the Spirit debate […] It is an academic text, but is written in a sufficiently accessible style for informed lay readers.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780718892685
  • Publisher: Lutterworth Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/30/2012
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

William P. Atkinson is a Pentecostal minister in Essex, England and Associate Research Fellow at the London School of Theology. He is the author of the award-winning The "Spiritual Death" of Jesus (2009).
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert W. Graves|Acknowledgments|Abbreviations|1 The Dunn Debate and Its Inception|2 Pentecostal Criticisms of Dunn|3 Pentecostal Alternatives to Dunn|4 Luke-Acts in Its Canonical Context|5 Baptism in the Spirit Today|Bibliography|Subject Index|Author Index|Ancient Document Index
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