By Peter D. Neumann
Pentecostals are identified for an experiential spirituality that emphasizes rapid encounters with God in the course of the Holy Spirit. yet how may still such event be understood? Is it, in truth, fairly so immediate?
Neumann argues that Pentecostal event of God is mediated by way of the Spirit's paintings via Scripture, the Christian culture, and the wider cultural context. utilizing the paintings of 3 modern Pentecostal theologians--Frank D. Macchia, Simon ok. H. Chan, and Amos Yong--the publication demonstrates mediated view of expertise of God is forging a extra mature Pentecostal theology. As additional facts of this maturation, Neumann engages those Pentecostal theologians in ecumenical discussion with prime representatives from Roman Catholic, japanese Orthodox, and Protestant traditions.
"The maturation of pentecostal theology and scholarship, Neumann's research indicates, additionally brings with it the clash of pentecostal interpretations. Welcome to the contestations!"
--Amos Yong, Regent University
"Finally, a sustained engagement of the main crucial function of pentecostal-charismatic spirituality: transformative encounters with God . . . Pentecostal adventure becomes a typical reference for destiny discussions of expertise in Pentecostalism, and [it will] function a testomony to the maturation of pentecostal theology."
--Kenneth J. Archer, Southeastern University
"Neumann demonstrates the excessive point of theological mirrored image and class undertaken via pentecostal theologians in studying the positive function of expertise. he's conscious of the function of expertise in modern Christian theology and the plurality that already exists one of the prime lighting fixtures. With the e-book of this ebook, Neumann himself will rank inside of that company."
--Ralph Del Colle, Marquette University
"In Pentecostal event, Neumann demanding situations Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal alike. With laser-sharp theological precision he reviews conventional Pentecostal self-understanding of the adventure of the Holy Spirit. yet he casts his web extensive to trap ecumenical voices, which he units in discussion with the simplest present, Pentecostal considering. This publication is a must-read for somebody hoping to theologically interact a brand new iteration of world Pentecostals."
--David A. Reed, Wycliffe College
"Neumann has given us a valuable exploration into how pentecostal theologians care for the function of expertise . . . these drawn to pentecostal theology, or broader concerns in regards to the function of expertise in theological technique, will discover a ceremonial dinner of perception during this book."
--Frank D. Macchia, leading edge college of Southern California
Peter D. Neumann (PhD, collage of St. Michael's collage, Toronto institution of Theology) is the Assistant educational Dean and Professor of Theology at Master's collage and Seminary, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.