My friends at IVP Academic were kind enough to send along a review copy of Spirit of God: Christian Renewal in the Community of Faith, which contains essays from contributors to the 2014 Wheaton Theology conference. I’m especially excited about the essays by Oliver D. Crisp (Uniting Us to God: Toward a Reformed Pneumatology) and Timothy George (“In All Places and in All Ages”: The Holy Spirit and Christian Unity).
About The Book:
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. Alexander
- Allan Heaton Anderson
- Jeffrey W. Barbeau
- Oliver D. Crisp
- Timothy George
- Gregory W. Lee
- Matthew Levering
- Douglas Petersen
- Sandra Richter
- Kevin J. Vanhoozer
- Geoffrey Wainwright
- Michael Welker
- Amos Yong
- Beth Felker Jones
Download the press kit here: PDF
Praise for Spirit of God:
I wish Spirit of God had been available when I planned my seminar on the Holy Spirit; I would have adopted it as a textbook. If I teach it again, I will adopt it. It’s a marvelous survey of contemporary biblical and theological reflections on the Holy Spirit by evangelical scholars. I highly recommend it to all who are interested in this topic of current interest. The chapter ‘Stories of Grace: Pentecostals and Social Justice’ is worth the price alone.
—Roger E. Olson, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
God’s Spirit is present and active among his people, even amid our historical, cultural and theological differences. Thankfully this book attentively highlights this truth, not by flattening out traditions but by seeking to listen to the past and reflect on the present.
-Kelly M. Kapic, Covenant College
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