Pentecostal Theology: a theology of encounter

Pentecostal Theology: a theology of encounter

Pentecostalism, as Warrington contends, is a theology of the dynamic, seen through the lens of experience, and it explores 'beliefs' in the context of praxis.  This is an excellent title.  It relies heavily upon recent literature, mostly from the 1990's onward, which is one of its pronounced strengths, drawing from such Pentecostal/Charismatic (or 'Renewal) theoloigicans as Amos Young, Wolfgang Vondey, Frank Macchia and Graham Twelftree.  In fact, the expansive footnotes along make the title worth the purchase price.  Warrington has succeeded in producing an objective analysis of global Pentecostal theology;  he offers not only analysis, however, but also concludes each chapter with suggestions for furutre exploration.  In sum, I heartily recommend this title for anyone who has a desire to explore Pentecostalism further, undergraduate or postgraduate alike, and I could foresee this text very likely used as an introductory text in a course related to global theological movements.

 

Bradford McCall, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

 


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