* 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.
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 Pentecostalisms 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.