Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual PerspectivePneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective
Veli-Matti Karkkainen
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(PUBBaker)Karkkainen sees an incredible resurgence of interest in the Holy Spirit across denominational lines during the last century. Interacting with leading thinkers around the globe, he offers a careful biblical, historical, and theological analysis of this much-neglected member of the Trinity. 208 pages, softcover.

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Praise for Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

"Brings to the study of pneumatology an unusual breadth, namely a deep knowledge of the classical Pentecostal tradition at the international level and an understanding of Lutheran systematics and Eastern Orthodoxy pneumatology, as well as a more than passing acquaintance with the Roman Catholic tradition. Few young scholars can boast as much."

--Kilian McDonnell, Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research

"An excellent introduction to the study of contemporary pneumatology. Kärkkäinen summarizes an impressive array of positions and viewpoints accurately and succinctly without losing sight of the main issues, themes, and theologians. I highly recommend it."

--Simon Chan, Trinity Theological College

"The most comprehensive yet succinct introductory text to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit on the market today. Here is an evangelical theologizing on pneumatology at its best: ecumenical, engaged, aware, and alert."

Amos Yong, Bethel College

"He is attentive to the complexity of thought involved in pneumatologies past and present but utilizes a lucid style that will make his work valuable for the classroom. This up-to-date treatment makes an important addition to the histories of pneumatology written in the past."

Frank D. Macchia, Vanguard University of Southern California

"Offers a balanced account of contemporary debates on the Holy Spirit. This instructive overview is always connected with a sincere ecumenical quest to preserve the unity of Christian doctrine."

Risto Saarinen, University of Helsinki

"Captures as in a photograph the splendor of theological recognition of the importance of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church. This in itself will stimulate further pneumatological reflections and will be a handy tool for pedagogy of the Spirit."

Ralph Del Colle, Marquette University