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The majority of Christians now live outside the West, with Pentecostalism being the fastest growing Christian movement in Asia and Africa. The Pentecostal Manifestos Series presents six volumes of theologically robust resources from this group of Christians that is transforming the world. These volumes include surveys of Pentecostal contributions to Christian philosophy, thorough treatments of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, analysis of how science interacts with Pentecostal theology, and substantive biblical studies on Trinitarian doctrine.

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Key Features

  • Collects several robust resources from Christianity’s fastest-growing movement
  • Surveys Pentecostal contributions to Christian philosophy
  • Analyzes how science interacts with charismatic theology
  • Presents substantive biblical studies on the Trinity and the Holy Spirit

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Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy

  • Author: James K.A. Smith
  • Series: Pentecostal Manifestos
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 190

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The past several decades have seen a renaissance in Christian philosophy, led by the work of Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, William Alston, Eleonore Stump, and others. In the spirit of Plantinga’s famous manifesto, “Advice to Christian Philosophers,” James K.A. Smith here offers not only advice to Pentecostal philosophers but also some Pentecostal advice to Christian philosophers.

In this inaugural Pentecostal Manifestos volume Smith begins from the conviction that implicit in Pentecostal and charismatic spirituality is a tacit worldview or “social imaginary.” Thinking in Tongues unpacks and articulates the key elements of this Pentecostal worldview and then explores their implications for philosophical reflection on ontology, epistemology, aesthetics, language, science, and philosophy of religion. In each case, Smith demonstrates how the implicit wisdom of Pentecostal spirituality makes unique contributions to current conversations in Christian philosophy.

Thinking in Tongues provides both philosophical thinking about Pentecostalism and philosophical thought from a Pentecostal perspective. In both cases the thinking is vintage Jamie Smith: clear, original, and provocative. Non-Pentecostals can be grateful for this analysis of the philosophical importance of this increasingly important strand of Christian thought.

C. Stephen Evans, Baylor University

James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he also holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview.

From Pentecost to the Triune God: A Pentecostal Trinitarian Theology

  • Author: Steven M. Studebaker
  • Series: Pentecostal Manifestos
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 291

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In From Pentecost to the Triune God, Steven Studebaker puts forth a provocative Pentecostal Trinitarian theology, arguing that the Holy Spirit completes the fellowship of the triune God and therefore shapes the identities of the Father and the Son.

The Holy Spirit, Studebaker maintains, is not simply a passive end-product of a procession from the Father and Son but, rather, a dynamic person who plays an active role in the Trinity and a constitutional, consummational role in the history of redemption.

In the course of his study, Studebaker shows the theological yield of the Pentecostal experience of the Holy Spirit and uncovers the biblical narratives of the Spirit from creation to Pentecost. A constructive and ecumenical contribution to Trinitarian theology, From Pentecost to the Triune God also engages major historical and contemporary figures such as Augustine, the Cappadocians, Weinandy, and Zizioulas, as well as representatives from the evangelical and charismatic traditions.

Finally, Studebaker applies his Pentecostal Trinitarian theology to the theology of religions and creation care, proposing that Christians embrace an inclusive posture toward people of other religious traditions and have an earth orientation that sees creation care as Christian formation.

Steven M. Studebaker is assistant professor of systematic and historical theology and holds the Howard and Shirley Bentall Chair in Evangelical Thought at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario.

The Pentecostal Principle: Ethical Methodology in New Spirit

  • Author: Nimi Wariboko
  • Series: Pentecostal Manifestos
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 247

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As part of the Pentecostal Manifestos series, this volume aims to speak for and to a rising, outward-looking generation of Pentecostal scholarship. Written by a respected newly emerging scholar, The Pentecostal Principle is a creative statement, marked by rigorous theological scholarship, reflecting a distinctly Pentecostal engagement with wider themes and concerns in Christian thought today.

Nimi Wariboko is quickly becoming one of the most original and creative voices in contemporary theology. An African and a Pentecostal, he draws on and transcends these dimensions of his personality in this pioneering work. . . . No student of ethics today can ignore this tour de force.

Harvey Cox, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity, Harvard University

Wariboko’s rigorous theological engagement with leading continental philosophers (Hannah Arendt, Giorgio Agamben, Jean-Luc Nancy) results in the most sophisticated and exciting account of Pentecostal ethics and political theology developed to date. Wariboko outlines a Pentecostal principle that expresses our human capacity to begin anew and refuses any fixed destiny for human becoming, making a fascinating case for a new Pentecostal ethics and politics of openness that responds to the challenges of our plural world.

—Ruth Marshall, associate professor, University of Toronto

A bold exercise in philosophical theology in the tradition of Paul Tillich. . . . Wariboko invites the reader to join a critical dialogue about ethical methodology that is grounded in pluralism, Pentecostal modes of being, and experience of life and spirituality as play. This book comes at a time when there is a real hunger for critical dialogue with Pentecostal scholars. Anyone interested in ethics and the ecclesial community should read it.

—Elias Kifon Bongmba, professor of religion, Rice University

Nimi Wariboko is Katherine B. Stuart Professor of Ethics at Andover Newton Theological School.

The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination

  • Author: Amos Yong
  • Series: Pentecostal Manifestos
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 256

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Is a Pentecostal-charismatic worldview defensible in light of contemporary science? In The Spirit of Creation Amos Yong demonstrates that Pentecostal thought does indeed have merit in scientific contexts. What’s more, he argues that Pentecostal-charismatic views regarding the dynamic presence and activity of the Spirit of God and the pluralistic cosmology of many spirits have something important to add to the broad discussion now taking place at the crossroads of science and religion.

Interacting with many scientific fields of study—including psychology, sociology, evolutionary science, cosmology, and more—Yong’s Spirit of Creation demonstrates the significance of Pentecostal ideas to the ongoing dialogue between theology and science.

Amos Yong’s preeminent role among Pentecostal-charismatic theologians has long been acknowledged. Spirit of Creation now reveals him as one of the most exciting constructive theologians at work in the contemporary religion-science dialogue. Some will resist his openness to science, others his openness to the real activity of the Spirit. But Yong’s beautifully argued proposal may just be the closest that one can come today to reconciling science, orthodox Christianity, and a Spirit-centered theology. Indispensable reading for anyone interested in the relationship of theology and science today.

Philip Clayton, Ingraham Professor of Theology, Claremont School of Theology

In this welcome new volume from the pen of Amos Yong, two major contemporary movements in theology come together: the growing, worldwide interest in religion and science, and the growing sophistication and extent of outstanding Pentecostal theology. This book covers many of the key issues in theology and science today, while always providing a learned and Holy Spirit–oriented theological perspective. . . . I recommend this work to theologians interested either in first-class Pentecostal theology or in a clear and interesting contribution to the theology-and-science dialogue.

Alan G. Padgett, professor of systematic theology, Luther Seminary

Amos Yong is professor of theology and mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Beyond Pentecostalism: The Crisis of Christianity and the Renewal of the Theological Agenda

  • Author: Wolfgang Vondey
  • Series: Pentecostal Manifestos
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 288

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At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Christianity faces one of its greatest opportunities, as well as one of its greatest challenges—the formulation of a global theology. In Beyond Pentecostalism Wolfgang Vondey argues that Pentecostal thought and praxis represent an indispensable catalyst for the realization of this task.

Accentuating Pentecostalism as a manifestation of what he calls the crisis of global Christianity, Vondey describes the elements of this crisis—manifested chiefly in theology’s turn toward a performance-oriented enterprise—and suggests that the task of overcoming the crisis demands an integration of Pentecostalism in the global theological agenda. This task will inevitably push Christianity beyond the boundaries of the classical Pentecostal tradition. In fact, Vondey suggests, Pentecostalism itself is in the process of going beyond its own historical, theological, socio-cultural, and institutional boundaries. His ultimate goal is not a “pentecostalization” of Christianity but rather a renewal of the theological landscape in light of the significance of Pentecostal voices, thoughts, and practices worldwide.

Vondey brings the spiritual and conceptual resources of the global Pentecostal movement to bear on the crises facing theology in the twenty-first century. The result is an intriguing discussion in which Pentecostalism is transcended and transformed as it helps to enrich a much larger conversation. A must-read for all those interested in how confessional theologies can flourish beyond their limits in service to others without losing their roots.

—Frank D. Macchia, professor of theology, Vanguard University of Southern California

Wolfgang Vondey is associate professor of systematic theology at Regent University.

Justified in the Spirit: Creation, Redemption, and the Triune God

  • Author: Frank D. Macchia
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 360

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Historically, the premise of justification by grace through faith has been debated according to Protestant and Catholic understandings. It has, therefore, been limited to the question of whether justification is the reception of forgiveness by faith along or the personal transformation that occurs as we cooperate with grace. Though some recent ecumenical discussions have sought to link to the two, the results have been largely imprecise.

Here Frank D. Macchia seeks not so much to link Protestant and Catholic views as to set them both within a larger framework—the Spirit of Life as the realm of God’s favor. The resulting pneumatological theology of justification by faith is broadly Trinitarian, ecclesiological, and eschatological in orientation.

Argues persuasively that Christian teaching about the Spirit (pneumatology) has much to offer to a correct understanding of justification. . . . We have here a book of singular consequence.

—William Gr. Rusch

With Macchia’s Justified in the Spirit Pentecostal systematic theology has come of age. . . . Catholics and Protestants will no longer be able to attribute a secondary role to the Spirit, while Pentecostals will discover the hidden treasures that their movement signifies.

Ralph Del Colle (d. 2012), associate professor of theology, Marquette University

Frank D. Macchia is professor of Christian theology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California.

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