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Listening to the Spirit in the Text


Eerdmans, Regent College Publishing 2000

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For many years Gordon Fee, one of today’s foremost evangelical scholars, has been asked to bring his trusted biblical expertise together with his well-known passion for the gospel and the church. Listening to the Spirit in the Text is his answer. Gathered here are Fee’s best studies and reflections on the art of attending to the biblical text critically yet with a deep spiritual sensitivity. These insightful chapters cover a wide range of contemporary topics, including the relationship between Bible study and spirituality, gender issues, worship, speaking in tongues, church order and leadership, the believer and possessions, and the role of the gospel in our global society.

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Key Features

  • Links the Holy Spirit to world missions
  • Explores Pauline spirituality
  • Examines the role of the Holy Spirit in biblical interpretation


  • The Text and the Life in the Spirit
    • Exegesis and Spirituality: Completing the Circle
    • Reflections on Commentary Writing
    • On Being a Trinitarian Christian
    • Some Reflections on Pauline Spirituality
    • The New Testament View of Wealth and Possessions
    • Gender Issues: Reflections on the Perspective of the Apostle Paul
    • The Bishop and the Bible
  • The Text and the Life of the Church
    • The Holy Spirit and Worship in the Pauline Churches
    • Toward a Pauline Theology of Glossolalia
    • Laos and Leadership under the New Covenant
    • Reflections on Church Order in the Pastoral Epistles
    • The Kingdom of God and the Church’s Global Mission

Praise for the Print Edition

These essays show Gordon Fee at his characteristic work, fusing exegetical accuracy and evangelical passion. Words are never mere words for this master exegete. I think of him as our ‘resurrection scholar,’ calling the words out of the text and setting them before us pulsing with life.

Eugene Peterson, professor of spiritual theology, Regent College

This set of biblical explorations—mostly Pauline, as we would expect—demonstrates Gordon Fee’s strength in exegesis, biblical theology, and hermeneutics as he pursues his trinitarian, churchly, life-centered concerns. Fee is a Pentecostal pneumatologist without peer. In his large hearted service of the biblical text he is in every way a model. Brilliant and simple, these chapters will enrich all who take the Bible seriously.

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

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About Gordon Fee

Gordon D. Fee is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to his many highly respected commentaries and biblical studies, he is also the author of Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God, Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study, To What End Exegesis?, and How to Read the Bible for All its Worth, Fourth Edition.

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