While the age of the Holy Spirit began with Pentecost, the twentieth century has seen an explosion in the Spirit's work through the remarkable growth of Pentecostalism and the changing face of global Christianity. Despite these surprising developments, and the undeniable significance of the Holy Spirit throughout the life of the church, pneumatology too often remains a subject of misunderstanding and neglect.
These essays, gathered from the 2014 Wheaton Theology Conference, provide an ecumenical exploration of the Holy Spirit's person and work in biblical, historical, doctrinal and practical perspective. In addition to essays on Augustine, Aquinas, creation and salvation, the volume features important contributions on the current shape of global Pentecostalism by leading scholars in the field.
This collection includes contributions by:
Estrelda Y. AlexanderAllan Heaton AndersonJeffrey W. BarbeauOliver D. CrispTimothy GeorgeGregory W. LeeMatthew LeveringDouglas PetersenSandra RichterKevin J. VanhoozerGeoffrey WainwrightMichael WelkerAmos YongBeth Felker Jones
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About the Author
Jeffrey W. Barbeau (PhD, Marquette University) is associate professor of theology in the Graduate School at Wheaton College. He holds graduate degrees in English literature, theology and religious studies, all of which shape his interest in the intersection of theology, literature and history.
Barbeau writes and researches on British Romanticism, theology and literature, the nineteenth century, Methodist history and Wesleyan theology. He is the author or editor of multiple books on the English writer S. T. Coleridge and his family. He has coedited or contributed to books such as Spirit of God: Christian Renewal in the Community of Faith, Theology Questions Everyone Asks, The Evangelical Dictionary of Theologyand The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature. He has written articles or contributed book reviews to journals such as Books and Culture, Christian Scholar's Review and the International Journal of Systematic Theology. Barbeau is an active member and Sunday school teacher at Grace United Methodist Church in Naperville, Illinois, and lives with his wife Aimee and their children.
Beth Felker Jones (PhD, Duke University) is associate professor of theology at Wheaton College and former assistant professor of Bible and Religion at Huntington University. She is the author of The Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection and Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically.
Jones is a columnist for the Christian Century and has written articles for publications such as Duke Divinity School's Faith and Leadership and Christianity Today's Her.meneutics blog. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois, with her husband Brian, a United Methodist pastor, and their four children.
Table of Contents
Jeffrey W. Barbeau and Beth Felker JonesPart I: Biblical and Historical Perspectives
2. What Do I Know of Holy? On the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit in Scripture
3. The Spirit's Self-Testimony: Pneumatology in Basil of Caesarea and Augustine of Hippo
Gregory W. Lee
4. Rationalism or Revelation? St. Thomas Aquinas and the Filioque
5. Enthusiasts, Rationalists and Pentecost: The Holy Spirit in Eighteenth-Century Methodism
Jeffrey W. Barbeau
6. Uniting Us to God: Toward a Reformed Pneumatology
Oliver D. Crisp
7. The Dynamics of Global Pentecostalism: Origins, Motivations and Future
Allan Heaton Anderson
8. The Spirit of God: Christian Renewal in African American Pentecostalism
Estrelda Y. AlexanderPart II: Doctrinal and Practical Perspectives
9. The Spirit of Light after the Age of Enlightenment: Reforming/Renewing Pneumatic Hermeneutics via the Economy of Illumination
Kevin J. Vanhoozer
10. Creatio Spiritus and the Spirit of Christ: Toward a Trinitarian Theology of Creation
11. "Rooted and Established in Love": The Holy Spirit and Salvation
12. The Spirit of God and Worship: The Liturgical Grammar of the Holy Spirit
13. Stories of Grace: Pentecostals and Social Justice
14. "In All Places and in All Ages": The Holy Spirit and Christian Unity
15. Come, Holy Spirit: Reflections on Faith and Practice
Jeffrey W. Barbeau and Beth Felker Jones
List of Contributors