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Number of Pages: 170
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Publication Date: 2009
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C. David Jones, DMin4 Stars Out Of 5June 27, 2009C. David Jones, DMinTHE ULTIMATE EVIDENCE Rethinking The Evidence Issues for Spirit-Baptism by Larry Vern Newman, DMin Dr. Newmans work is carefully and insightfully organized into four major sections. In Part One: Antecedents of Glossolalia, the author traces the practice of glossolalia (speaking in ecstatic utterances) in the Hellenistic Religious of the ancient world, in Patristic Literature, and in Nineteenth-Century England. The question is posed as to what other criteria might be Biblically and hermeneutically sound and valid In Part Two: The Arguments of Three Traditions, Dr. Newman examines the Traditional, the Classical Pentecostal, and the Neo-Pentecostal Positions regarding the Biblical evidence and criteria for a Spirit baptism. Under Part Three: The Normative Argument, the author exposes the deficiencies in current Pentecostal Hermeneutics and calls for the adoption of a Biblically sound and valid hermeneutic by Pentecostal scholars, pastors and Biblically informed laity. Part Four: The Ultimate Evidence is the crowning contribution of Dr. Newmans work. He sets forth the Pauline Evidential Construct and advocates the Biblical Evidential Paradigm, calling the reader and the Charismatic movement toward a Comprehensive Evidential Construct embodied in the criterion of Scriptural agape! His thesis is scholarly and Biblically sound, and it is hoped and expected that his book will provide the framework for a reexamination and reformation of Pentecostal pneumatology and the placing of emphasis upon genuine Christian love as the ultimate evidence of the Spirit filled life. Dr. Newmans book is a must read for every charismatic pastor and churchman, and hopefully it will provide to the church at large a common basis for a greater understanding and appreciation of the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit within the Body of Christ on earth.C. David Jones, DMin, FAPCFort Wayne, IN06-25-09
Located in: Wenatchee, WA
Submitted: April 07, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. Dr. Larry Vern Newman is a professor with Columbia Evangelical Seminary and teaches Church Growth/Renewal, Pastoral Theology, and Theology. Dr. Newman was ordained by the Assemblies of God in 1966, and ordained by the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ in 1974. He served as Pastor or Interim Pastor in the Assemblies of God and various independent community churches and several congregations of the United Church of Christ. Dr. Newman also served in administrative positions, and taught Pastoral Theology and Apologetics at Open Bible College, Des Moines, IA. He served as Executive Director of Maranatha Ministries, Inc., Kirkland, WA (a parachurch organization involved in Teaching, Youth, and Radio ministries). He is listed in the Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge, England, Who's Who in Religion, and Personalities of the West and Midwest. He is a member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. Dr. Newman earned a B.A. (Theology) from Northwest University, Kirkland, WA., an M.Div. (Church History) from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA., and a D.Min. (Church Growth/Renewal) from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Theology, Pasadena, CA. Theological Persuasion: Reformed, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Charismatic. He has been published in several Pentecostal magazines, and is the author of the recently released book: The Ultimate Evidence: Rethinking the Evidence Issues for Spirit-baptism
What was your motivation behind this project? My intent is to clarify and refine the Pentecostal "Initial Evidence Doctrine"
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope that Christians of all persuasions will come to understand this controversial doctrine more clearly and thus come to a better understanding of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I have come to a better understanding of my faith and how it has been impacted by the biblical, historical and cultural issues researched and studied.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Donald G. Bloesch, Daniel B. Pecota, Ray S. Anderson, Karl Barth, T. F. Torrence, John Stott, Elton Trueblood, Gordon Fee, Richard Lovelace.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: My wife, Marlena and I have six children, seventeen grand children and five great grands.