Only a few decades past, academia tended to scoff at the very idea of serious Pentecostal theology. Today profound and variegated theological implications of this dynamic movement are the object of exploration and development across the entire spectrum of the Christian theological corpus. Arguably, an acute need has arisen for identification and evaluation of the Pentecostal movement's original and ongoing theological “essentials.” What is Pentecostal theology really all about anyway? This volume realizes that Pentecostal theology is at its heart a working theology undergirding and energizing believers’ worship of God in prayer and praise, in holy living, and in witness to a personal experience of the risen Lord and Savior manifested in the continuing power of the Holy Spirit. Authentic implementation, if not explicit articulation, of fervent Pentecostal theology often occurs in the vitality of local churches, house fellowships, and various mission settings in America and around the world. Birthed in the fires of revival movements, essential Pentecostalism, including Pentecostal theology, continues to burn brightest wherever it is fueled most directly.
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As a professor and pastor, Richie relates the life of faith with truth of Scripture in academically articulate and practically understood terms for those interested in Pentecostalism. His personal Pentecostal heritage and years of academic scholarship qualify him as an expert in the field of Pentecostal theology. This book is a must read and standard for the shelf of any Pentecostal pastor, professor, seminary student, or church member.
—Sandra Kay Williams, Pastor of Prayer Ministries, North Cleveland Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee
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