* A creative examination of recent trends in Pentecostal and charismatic theology---especially with regard to the displacement of Spirit baptism as Pentecostalism's central distinctive. Macchia examines the Spirit's work with the Son in fulfilling God's will; and shows how Pentecostalism's pneumatological emphases can balance Western Christianity's tendency to subordinate the Spirit to the Word. 304 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 304 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2005 Dimensions: 9.00 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0310252369 ISBN-13: 9780310252368 UPC: 025986252366 Availability: In Stock
Baptized in the Spirit creatively examines the most recent trends in Pentecostal and charismatic theology, especially with regard to the displacement of Spirit baptism as Pentecostalism's central distinctive. The author begins by focusing on the significance of the Holy Spirit in reciprocal and mutual work with the Son in fulfilling the will of the Father. He also shows how the pneumatological emphases in Pentecostal and charismatic theology can help to correct the tendency in Western Christianity to subordinate the Spirit to the Word.
Frank D. Macchia (ThD, University of Basel, Switzerland) is professor of theology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He has served as president of the Society of Pentecostal Studies and is a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches. Frank is senior editor of Pneuma: The Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies. SPANISH BIO: Frank d. Macchia es doctor en teologia de la Universidad de Basel, Suiza. Actualmente es profesor de teologia de la Universidad de Vanguard en costa Mesa, California. Fue presidente de la Sociedad de Estudios Pentecostales y es miembro de la Comision de Fe y Orden del Consejo Nacional de Iglesias. Ademas, es el editor de Pneuma: El diario de las Sociedad de Estudios Pentecostales.