Gift and Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today [NOOK Book]

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In Gift and Giver, a substantial revision of his 3 Crucial Questions about the Holy Spirit, prolific author Craig Keener takes a probing look at the various evangelical understandings of the role of the Holy Spirit in the church. His desire is for Christians to "work for consensus, or at least for unity in God's work despite our differences on secondary matters."

Employing a helpful narrative approach and an ample number of stories, Keener ...
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Gift and Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today

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Overview

In Gift and Giver, a substantial revision of his 3 Crucial Questions about the Holy Spirit, prolific author Craig Keener takes a probing look at the various evangelical understandings of the role of the Holy Spirit in the church. His desire is for Christians to "work for consensus, or at least for unity in God's work despite our differences on secondary matters."

Employing a helpful narrative approach and an ample number of stories, Keener enters into constructive dialogue with Pentecostals, moderates, and cessationists, all the while attempting to learn from each viewpoint. He seeks to bridge the gap between cessationists and Pentecostals/charismatics by urging all Christians to seek the Holy Spirit's empowerment. His irenic approach to this controversial issue has been endorsed by charismatics and non-charismatics alike.

Sure to provoke helpful dialogue on a topic that has caused unfortunate divisions within the church, Gift and Giver will be a valuable addition to college and seminary courses on pneumatology. It will also be helpful to lay readers interested in a balanced discussion of spiritual gifts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441206350
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 722,236
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of several books, including a commentary on Matthew and the IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, which won Christianity Today Book Awards.
Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is the F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of many books, including Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, the bestseller The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, The Historical Jesus of the Gospels, Gift and Giver, and commentaries on Acts, Matthew, John, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, and Revelation.
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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
1. Recognizing the Spirit's Voice
2. Learning the Spirit's Voice: God's Will or God's Heart
3. The Spirit Empowers Us For Evangelism
4. The Spirit and How We Live: God's Nature in His Children
5. Are Spiritual Gifts for Today?
6. A Closer Look at Some Spiritual Gifts (1 Cor. 12:8-10 and Eph. 4:11)
7. The Spirit and Salvation
8. When Are We Baptized in the Spirit?
9. Tongues and the Spirit
10. Why Discern the Spirit?
11. Closing Words
Appendix
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