The times have long passed when Pentecostals were viewed as Protestantism's untouchables. Today, the shock waves from Azusa Street have influenced countless Evangelicals worldwide. But if dialogue between Pentecostals and Evangelicals has awakened within the latter a thirst for the power of God's Spirit, it has challenged Pentecostals to examine their theology more deeply in the light of his Word. Just how firm is the biblical foundation on which they stand? Spirit and Power provides a cutting-edge look at Pentecostal theology. It addresses the concern expressed by its authors and echoed throughout charismatic churches today: "Although our Pentecostal forefathers intuitively grasped the correlation between the reality they experienced and the promise of Acts 1:8, they did not always articulate their theology in a manner that was convincing to other believers committed to the authority of Scripture." In response, theologians William and Robert Menzies explore Pentecostalism in a scholarly and current light. Spirit and Power is no mere paraphrase of dated approaches.
It is a fresh and penetrating look at the whys and wherefores of Pentecostal doctrine that sets a new standard for Spirit-filled theology. Whatever your persuasion may be as a Christian, this book's thoughtfulness, balance, and biblical integrity will help you appreciate more fully the strengths of the Pentecostal stance. Laying the groundwork for an accurate understanding of Luke's writings in particular, the authors help you grasp the foundations of Pentecostal theology from the standpoints of history, hermeneutics, and exegesis. Then, in Part Two, they give you an in-depth look at specific Pentecostal concerns: the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a blessing subsequent to salvation, evidential tongues, signs and wonders, healing in the atonement, and more. You'll deepen your understanding of the basis for Pentecostal beliefs. And you'll gain a feel for the mutually beneficial dialogue that continues between Pentecostals and Evangelicals today.
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Author Biography - William W. Menzies
Robert P. Menzies (Ph.D., Aberdeen University) has served with his father as missionary in the Philippines and in the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary. He is now serving in China. Robert P. Menzies sirvio con su padre, William, como misionero en las Filipinas y en el Seminario Teologico de Asia del Pacifico. Ahora esta sirviendo en China. Recibio su doctorado de la Universidad Aberdeen bajo I. Howard Marshall. William W. Menzies (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is an Assemblies of God educator and missions consultant. He taught at Central Bible College, Evangel University, and Assemblies of God Theolgocial Seminary. He has been a consulting editor for Christianity Today. William W. Menzies es un educador y consultor de misiones de las Asambleas de Dios. Enseno en las tres escuelas de la iglesia de las Asambleas de Dios: Colegio Biblico Central, Colegio Evangelico, y Seminario Teologico de las Asambleas de Dios. Ejercio varias posiciones con la denominacion y escribio una historia de la denominacion de las Asambleas de Dios. Fue uno de los organizadores de la Sociedad para Estudios Pentecostales y el primer editor de Pneuma. Tambien fue uno de los editores de Full Life Study Bible y editor consultivo para Christianity Today.