Emerging Pentecostal Theologies in Global Contexts
Author: Veli-Matti Karkkainen
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Pentecostal scholars from four continents here offer constructive theological proposals focusing on the role of the Holy Spirit in diverse cultural and religious contexts. Typical Pentecostal topics Spirit-baptism, healing, and other charisms are interwoven with such themes as post-colonialism, religious plurality, racial diversity, and cultural heritage.
One of Rahner's classic studies, this volume employs the German Jesuit theologian's deep understanding of the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas to explore the relationship between the spirit and matter, metaphysical and concrete realities.
Henry Barlcay Swete (1835-1917) was Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge, for twenty-five years. Swete is well known and respected for the extensive range of his biblical and patristic studies and for his careful and exact scholarship.
In the New Testament, Jesus reassures the Apostles before he ascends to heaven by saying, ?You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses ... to the ends of the earth.? What of this Spirit? In what way was that Spirit manifested in Jesus' ministry on earth? What does it offer us? And ask of us? These reflections by the preacher to the papal household coalesce biblical and doctrinal thought on the gifts conferred by anointing in the Spirit?kingly, prophetic, and priestly?onto Christ and through Christ to the Church. As one well accustomed to illuminating the Word to his audience, Father Cantalamessa bestows on readers an understanding of the Holy Spirit that is both practical and profound.?This slim volume contains rich meditations on the meaning and role of the Spirit as portrayed in the New Testament, particularly the Gospels.? The Bible Today
The meaning of the Holy Spirit and discernment of its presence in the world have always generated lively debate. But with the emergence of theologies from diverse cultural contexts, particularly in Asia, the age-old debate has assumed a broader character. From her own experience of diverse ecclesial and cultural contexts, Kirsteen Kim is well-equipped to enter into many facets of this conversation. In this wise and exciting book, she shows how perspectives formed by gender, access to power, theology, social location, and culture offer new and rich insights into ancient questions. Highlighting both the vitality and tensions that characterize the present moment, she offers a fresh perspective on the way in which all God's people are moving under the Spirit's power to new wisdom, insights, and power.
Centered on an understanding of the self, Self and Spirit in the Therapeutic Relationship acknowledges the spiritual component in therapy and healing, but places it firmly withing a psychological framework. Drawing on a wide range of reading and personal experience, Kenneth Bragan offers a valuable introduction to ideas about the self for those just beginning on their own journey as a psychotherapist of counsellor. He shares with the reader how Kohut's theories about the self have illuminated his clincial work and explains simply what these ideas are. He shows how support for these ideas can be found in the work of Jung and also in works of literature, poetry and philosophy, where the findings of self psychology are anticipated. This book addresses a question which is becoming increasingly urgent for many people: must we simply resign ourselves to the spiritual poverty of these times?
The history of the transmission of the biblical text is definitely an empirical subject, for it has left in its trail textual evidence, much of it available for research and evaluation. Thanks to the great advances in philology in general, the discipline of biblical philology has been released from the bonds of religious polemics and has become an important tool for straightforward, literal interpretation, with Protestant researchers leading the way. Revealing the Holy Spirit in Humans: Stories from the Bible is meant to be a continued adherence to the popular historical interpretation of the sanctity of the Holy Spirit in particular and not as a disregard for the available textual evidence in the contemporary Christian doctrine. The theme in the book is to convey that Jesus gave the Holy Spirit as a compensation for his absence, to perform the functions to advance our goals, which he would have done if he had remained personally with us. An exploration has been made of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives starting with the church, the congregation and the composition of its human talents, and the personalities and the circumstances in which we find ourselves. In the process, I have been compelled to apply imaginative emendation to the question of life after death. This book is intended to provide a foundation for Bible study by groups and persons interested in Christianity.