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Jesus the Spirit Baptizer: Christology in Light of Pentecost
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Jesus the Spirit Baptizer: Christology in Light of Pentecost


Eerdmans 2018

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Gathering Interest


This book by globally recognized Pentecostal scholar Frank Macchia brings an incarnational and a Spirit Christology together in fresh, groundbreaking ways. Drawing from both classical and contemporary sources, Jesus the Spirit Baptizer probes the fundamental connection between the person of Christ and the Holy Spirit, arguing that Christology properly explicates Jesus as the one who bears the Spirit so as to impart the Spirit to all flesh.

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Key Features

  • Examines the life and ministry of Christ in light of Pentacost
  • Explores the methodology and challenges of Christology
  • Provides a thorough examination of Christ’s relation to the Holy Spirit


Part 1: The Task of Christology

  • Christological Method
  • Challenges to Christology

Part 2: Christ’s Incarnation and Anointing

  • Christ’s Incarnation
  • The Jordan and the Life of Jesus

Part 3: Christ’s Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Self-Impartation

  • Christ’s Death and Resurrection
  • The Christ of Pentecost

Praise for the Print Edition

Frank Macchia understands the outpouring of the life-giving Spirit as the fulfillment of Christ’s life and mission. And so he rightly interprets the birth, passion, and resurrection of Christ from the perspective of Pentecost.... I am grateful for this book.

Jürgen Moltmann, University of Tübingen

In this readable and delightful essay on Christology, Frank Macchia contributes his own blossom to the flowering of Pentecostal systematic theology in our time. Ecumenical and grounded in Pentecost, this Christology is at once biblical and academic, creative and traditional. Macchia’s salutary critical dialogue with Pannenberg and Barth only serves to deepen his analysis and extend his own creative revisions.

Alan G. Padgett, Luther Seminary

Frank Macchia has long been at the vanguard of Pentecostal theology as it has engaged the historic Christian theological tradition. This Pentecostal Christology of his reconfigures the entire theological landscape!

Amos Yong, Fuller Theological Seminary

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About Frank D. Macchia

Frank D. Macchia is professor of Christian theology at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, California, and associate director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University, Wales (UK). His other books include the Two Horizons Commentary volume on Revelation and Justified in the Spirit: Creation, Redemption, and the Triune God.

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