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Gift and Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today

ISBN: 9781441249630



Answering three crucial questions about the Holy Spirit, meticulous scholar Craig Keener explains the various evangelical understandings of the role of the Holy Spirit. He also identifies where common ground may be found. His desire is for Christians to “work for consensus” and unity in God’s work despite our differences. Intended to provoke helpful dialogue by all Christians on a controversial topic, Gift and Giver will augment your understanding of the Spirit and prepare you to discuss the issues competently.

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  • Answers three crucial questions about the Holy Spirit
  • Features the work of a leading twenty-first-century biblical scholar
  • Examines the Holy Spirit in the teaching and events of the New Testament
  • Recognizing the Spirit’s Voice
  • Learning to Hear God’s Heart by the Spirit
  • The Spirit Empowers Us for Evangelism
  • The Spirit and How We Live
  • Are Spiritual Gifts for Today?
  • A Closer Look at Some Spiritual Gifts
  • The Spirit and Salvation
  • When Are We Baptized in the Spirit?
  • Tongues and the Spirit
  • Why Discern the Spirit?
The level-headed, anecdotally enriched exegesis that Craig Keener offers in this book broadens the categories of Spirit-baptism, ongoing charismata, and current manifestations of the Spirit in a way that is pacifying, unifying, and edifying, and neatly rounds off a good deal of recent debate.

J. I. Packer, professor of theology, Regent College, Vancouver

Both scholarly and warmly personal, it should be helpful to Pentecostals, charismatics, evangelicals, and any others needing a fresh perspective on the Holy Spirit’s work today.

Vinson Synan, dean, School of Divinity Regent University, VA

Keener assures us that we can love and embrace God the Holy Spirit and his gifts with intellectual integrity and a genuine humility that breaks the back of divisiveness.

—Todd Hunter, former national director of the Vineyard in the USA

  • Title: Gift & Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today
  • Author: Craig Keener
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2001
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Gifts, spiritual
  • ISBNs: 9781441249630, 0801022665
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T03:27:18Z

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Craig Keener

Dr. Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and is the author of 17 books, four of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. One, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John (two volumes), Acts (four volumes), and more briefly on Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Revelation. Dr. Keener is married to Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, who spent 18 months as a refugee in her nation of Congo before their marriage.




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