This textbook is an introduction to the Christian faith from a Pentecostal perspective. In its pages, you’ll find thorough studies of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian church presented not as a theory, but as teachings to be believed and practiced. Doctrines such as divine healing, the baptism with the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts are given extensive treatment.
Foundation of Pentecostal Theology has served as a primary doctrine book for numerous denominations, Bible colleges, mission schools, churches and pastors since its publication in 1983. In 2011, a thoughtful and prayerful revision and updating were undertaken to clarify the language of the original text. The goal was not to alter its doctrinal truths but rather to highlight, bolster and expand upon those truths. There was also a sincere desire to give Doctors Duffield and Van Cleave a fresh voice to speak to a new generation.
This book provides an unmatched resource for all who seek to know sound doctrine and desire to see that doctrine worked out in the realities of life and ministry.
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Guy P. Duffield (1909-2000) spent more than 50 years in ministry as a pastor and teacher. He has brought to this work a lifetime of study, research and teaching. Dr. Duffield was directly involved in doctrinal training and developed great proficiency in the ability to explain complex truths in understandable language. In addition to writing numerous articles, booklets and syllabi, Dr. Duffield authored two other books, Pentecostal Preaching and Handbook of Bible Lands.
Nathaniel M. Van Cleave (1907-2002) was a teacher, pastor, mkissionary, theologian, and expository preacher. Gifted by God with unusual ability, Dr. Van Cleave devoted himself to preaching and teaching the Word for more than 50 years. He was fortunate to have his life influenced by the ministry of many significant Pentecostal preachers of the Gospel, and his relationship with them during the first generation of the pentecostal outpouring in North America is part of the important qualification that he brought to the authorship of Foundations of Pentecostal Theology. Dr. Van Cleave’s book, Handbook of Preaching, has been reprinted numberous times and translated for use in many training centers around the world.