How does the Holy Spirit function in the life of a believer? The questions as to how the third person of the Trinity operates have garnered much discussion throughout the Christian age. How are we to understand the nature of the relationship of the believer and the Holy Spirit? With such incongruity of thinking and charged convictions, meaningful dialogue is often missing from these discussions. Perspectives on Spirit Baptism presents in counterpoint form the common beliefs on the baptism of the Holy Spirit which have developed over the course of church history with a view toward determining which is most faithful to Scripture. Each chapter is written by a prominent representative from within each tradition—with the biblical, historical, and theological issues within that tradition. In addition, each writer provides a brief response to the other traditions.
Chad O. Brand serves as Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies at Boyce College.