Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14

Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14

by D. A. Carson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801093401
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Edition description: Repackaged Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and is the author or editor of more than 50 books, including The God Who Is There and How Long, O Lord? He is one of the founders of The Gospel Coalition and an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction 11

List of Abbreviations 15

1 The Unity of the Body and the Diversity of Gifts (12:1-30) 17

Reflections on the Background of the Argument in I Corinthians 12-14

The Bearing of Christianity's Central Confession on What It Means to Be Spiritual (12:1-3)

The Bountiful Diversity of the Grace-Gifts (12:4-11)

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the Body Metaphor: The Mutual Dependence of Believers on One Another (12:12-26)

Conclusion (12:27-30)

2 The Most Excellent Way; or, When Docs Perfection Come? (12:31-13:13) 65

The Setting of Chapter 13

The Indispensability of Love (13:1-3)

Some Characteristics of Love (13:4-7)

The Permanence of Love (13:8-13)

3 Prophecy and Tongues: Pursuing What Is Better (14:1-19) 99

Reflections on the Nature of Several of the Charismata The Superiority of Prophecy over Tongues (14:1-19)

4 Order and Authority: Restraining Spiritual Gifts (14:20-40) 139

The Relation of Tongues and Prophecies to Unbelievers (14:20-25)

Order in Public Worship (14:26-36)

Warning (14:37-38)

Summary (14-39-40)

Concluding Reflections

5 Unleashed Power and the Constraints of Discipline: Toward a Theology of Spiritual Gifts 179

Reflections on Tongues, Miracles, and the Baptism in the Spirit in Acts

Reflections on Second-Blessing Theology

Reflections on Revelation

Reflections on the Evidence of History

Reflections on the Charismatic Movement

Reflections of a Pastoral Nature

Select Bibliography 249

Index of Subjects 283

Index of Names 285

Index of Scripture 291

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