Spirit and Power: Foundations of Pentecostal Experience

Spirit and Power: Foundations of Pentecostal Experience

by William W. Menzies, Robert P. Menzies
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0310235073

ISBN-13: 9780310235071

Pub. Date: 08/01/2000

Publisher: Zondervan

The times have long passed when Pentecostals were viewed as Protestantism’s untouchables. Today, the shock waves from Azusa Street have influenced countless Evangelicals worldwide. But if dialogue between Pentecostals and Evangelicals has awakened within the latter a thirst for the power of God’s Spirit, it has challenged Pentecostals to examine their

Overview

The times have long passed when Pentecostals were viewed as Protestantism’s untouchables. Today, the shock waves from Azusa Street have influenced countless Evangelicals worldwide. But if dialogue between Pentecostals and Evangelicals has awakened within the latter a thirst for the power of God’s Spirit, it has challenged Pentecostals to examine their theology more deeply in the light of his Word. Just how firm is the biblical foundation on which they stand? Spirit and Power provides a cutting-edge look at Pentecostal theology. It addresses the concern expressed by its authors and echoed throughout charismatic churches today: “Although our Pentecostal forefathers intuitively grasped the correlation between the reality they experienced and the promise of Acts 1:8, they did not always articulate their theology in a manner that was convincing to other believers committed to the authority of Scripture.” In response, theologians William and Robert Menzies explore Pentecostalism in a scholarly and current light. Spirit and Power is no mere paraphrase of dated approaches. It is a fresh and penetrating look at the whys and wherefores of Pentecostal doctrine that sets a new standard for Spirit-filled theology. Whatever your persuasion may be as a Christian, this book’s thoughtfulness, balance, and biblical integrity will help you appreciate more fully the strengths of the Pentecostal stance. Laying the groundwork for an accurate understanding of Luke’s writings in particular, the authors help you grasp the foundations of Pentecostal theology from the standpoints of history, hermeneutics, and exegesis. Then, in Part Two, they give you an in-depth look at specific Pentecostal concerns: the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a blessing subsequent to salvation, evidential tongues, signs and wonders, healing in the atonement, and more. You’ll deepen your understanding of the basis for Pentecostal beliefs. And you’ll gain a feel for the mutually beneficial dialogue that continues between Pentecostals and Evangelicals today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310235071
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
205,869
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Table of Table of Contents
Introduction
Part One: Theological Foundations
1.History: Understanding the New Context
2.Hermeneutics: The Quiet Revolution
3.Hermeneutics: Luke’s Distinctive Contribution
4.Hermeneutics: Jumping off the Postmodern Bandwagon
5.Exegesis: A Reply to James Dunn
6.Exegesis: A Reply to Max Turner
Part Two: Theological Affirmations
7.The Issue of Subsequence
8.Evidential Tongues
9.Tongues: Available to All
10.Signs and Wonders
11.Healing in the Atonement
12.The Providence of God
13.Spiritual Gifts: Essential Principles
14.Baptism in the Spirit and Spiritual Gifts
15.Baptism in the Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit
Conclusion
Select Bibliography
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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