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The Holy Spirit in Mission: Prophetic Speech and Action in Christian Witness
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The Holy Spirit in Mission: Prophetic Speech and Action in Christian Witness

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IVP Academic 2011

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Overview

The church has been called to participate in God’s mission in the world. But without a robust, biblical sense of the Spirit’s action, how can we be sure we’re fulfilling that call?

Gary Tyra employs a biblical theology of the Holy Spirit to deepen and inform our understanding of life as the church, the people of God. Since the church’s mission to and into the world is both evangelistic and prophetic, the task calls for the working of the Spirit in our preaching, proclamation and service. Tyra brings together both charismatic and evangelical emphases resulting in a theological and practical synthesis that is richer than when either is taken separately.

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Key Features

  • Discusses the influence and importance of the Holy Spirit in God’s mission
  • Connects the concepts of missional pneumatology and ecclesiology

Contents

  • “Would God That All the Lord’s People Were Prophets”: The Biblical Connection Between the Coming of the Spirit and Prophetic Activity
  • “You Shall Receive Power”: The Connection Between Prophetic Activity and Missional Faithfulness
  • “The Spirit Bade Me Go”: Missional Faithfulness and the Global Growth of Pentecostalism
  • “Men of Athens!”: Becoming More Missionally Faithful in the West
  • “A Man Named Ananias Came to See Me”: Encouraging Missional Faithfulness Among the Evangelical Rank and File

Praise for the Print Edition

This study brims over with enthusiasm and conviction, from its biblical survey of the role of the Spirit in mission, to Tyra’s creative argument backed by personal experience in the Pentecostal movement and quotations from many mission scholars and theologians.

—Allan H. Anderson, University of Birmingham, UK

The Holy Spirit in Mission is a fresh call to the church to intentionally participate with the Holy Spirit in what God is doing in the church and in the world. It engages the best of missional scholarship while giving very practical examples of how we can all be involved with the Spirit in God’s mission. I highly recommend it to all church leaders.

—Berten A. Waggoner, national director, Vineyard USA

Outside of the West, the church is exploding in rapid growth and influence, and leading experts tell us that much of it is due to supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit. What has been needed is a biblically and theologically savvy defense of this role of the Spirit in the church’s mission. Tyra’s excellent book more than adequately fills that need. His treatment of the importance of the prophetic is alone worth the price of the book.

—J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and coauthor of In Search of a Confident Faith

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About Gary Tyra

Gary Tyra (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical and practical theology at Vanguard University of Southern California. Formerly the chair for the department of religion at Vanguard, Tyra also has over 25 years of pastoral experience including his last position as senior pastor at Yorba Linda Community Church in Yorba Linda, California. Tyra is the author of The Holy Spirit in Mission, Christ’s Empowering Presence, A Missional Orthodoxy, Beyond the Bliss, and Defeating Pharisaism, as well as numerous published papers and articles.

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