This celebration volume is to honour a prominent Pentecostal theological and educator, Russell P. Spittler. As much of his research has been devoted to the area of Pentecostal spirituality, the essays collected in this volume contain studies in this field. The contributions are divided into three areas of Pentecostal spirituality: theological, historical and missiological. While the Pentecostal movement has tremendously impacted Christianity in the past century and expects to continue its rapid growth, very little scholarly research is available on this important movement. This volume, then, provides an important resource for pastors, seminarians and scholars.
Table of Contents
Preface; List of Contributors; Publications of Russell P. Spittler; Robert E. Cooley; Constant Friendship: A Tribute to Russell P. Spittler; Richard J. Mouw; Russell Spittler: A Leader in Theological Education; Part I: Biblical Perspectives on the Spirit and Spirituality; Leslie C. Allen; Types of Actualization in the Psaims; Wonsuk Ma; The Empowerment of the Spirit of God in Luke-Acts: An Old Testament Perspective; Robert P. Menzies; John's Place in the Development of Early Christian Pneumatology; Max Turner; The Churches of the Johannine Letters as Communities of 'Trinitarian' Koin_nia; Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.; The Holy Spirit's Ministry in Personal Spiritual Development: Ephesians 5:15-21; Part II: Theological Perspectives on the Spirit and Spirituality; Daniel E. Albrecht; An Anatomy of Worship: A Pentecostal Analysis; Amos Yong; Spiritual Discemment: A Biblical-Theological Reconsideration; Murray W. Dempster; The Structure of a Christian Ethic Informed by Pentecostal Experience: Soundings in the Moral Significance of Glossolalia; William W. Menzies; Reflections on Suffering: A Pentecostal Perspective; Veli-Matti Karkkainen; Theology of the Cross: A Stumbling Block to Pentecostal/Charismatic Spirituality? Frank D. Macchia; Astonished by Faithfulness to God: A Reflection on Karl Barth's Understanding of Spirit Baptism; Part III: Historical Perspectives on the Spirit and Spirituality; Deborah Gill; The Disappearance of the Female Prophet: Twilight of Christian Prophecy; Mathew Clark; Pentecostalism's Anabaptist Roots: Hermeneutical Implications; Cecil M. Robeck, Jr.; An Emerging Megisterium? The Case of the Assemblies of God; Peter Hocken; The Prophetic Contribution of Pastor Louis Dalliere; Rick Howard; David Du Plessis: Pentecost's 'Ambassador-at-Large'; Walter J. Hollenweger; Critical Loyalty; Julie Ma; Korean Pentecostal Spirituality: A Case Study of Jashil Chol
Dr Wonsuk Ma is Academic Dean and Lecturer in Old Testament Studies at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines. Robert P. Menzies is Lecturer in New Testament and Director of the China Studies Program at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines.