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Pentecostal Theology by Keith Warrington
Book DescriptionPentecostals (traditionally) do not think theologically so much as do it practically. This book will present Pentecostal theology as well as the particular style of Pentecostal thinking and praxis that makes it different. Pentecostalism is not just distinctive because of its belief base but also because of the worldview it owns. The latter is based on a certainty that a religion that does not work is not worth much. Consequently, they look for expressions of life and vitality in their faith. These dominate, rather than an expression of the cerebral, though this is changing. Nevertheless, the sense of the immediate, the God of the now not the distant past, underlie how they do theology. Pentecostal theology tends to be seen through the eyes of people, not theologians; through the community, not traditions (though they have them); through their faith and worship, not ancient creeds. It is a theology of the dynamic, seen through the lens of experience. It is a functional theology that exists to operate; to incorporate an experiential dimension. Pentecostal theology does not operate as other theologies which often only detail a list of beliefs; it does this but also and (more) importantly, it explores them in the context of praxis. Thus, this volume incorporates praxis as part of the enquiry relating to theology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780567044525
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Offers an introduction to the subject of Pentecostal theology. This book presents Pentecostal theology as well as the style of Pentecostal thinking and praxis that makes it different. It incorporates praxis as part of the enquiry relating to theology.
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Author Biography - Keith Warrington
Keith Warrington is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Regent Theological College, London, UK.
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