New Titles in Pentecostal Studies
Toward a Pentecostal Ecclesiology: The Church and the Fivefold Gospel.
The editor of this volume, John Christopher Thomas (PhD, University of Sheffield) is the Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN USA, and is Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University in Bangor, Wales, UK. Publication Date: September 24, 2010, CPT Press
"This monograph is based upon presentations given at a conference on Pentecostal Ecclesiology that convened on 28-29 June 2010 at Bangor University in North Wales, UK. After a short introduction (John Christopher Thomas) and an extended treatment of the role of the Fivefold Gospel in the doing of Pentecostal Theology (Kenneth J. Archer), two chapters each are devoted to the Pentecostal Church as Redeemed Community (Wynand de Kock, Darío Andres López Rodríguez), Sanctified Community (Daniel Castelo, Matthias Wenk), Empowered Community (Simon Chan, Daniela Augustine), Healing Community (Kimberly E. Alexander, Opoku Onyinah), and Eschatological Community (Peter Althouse, Frank D. Macchia), with three formal responses following (Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Robert Pope, William K. Kay). Global in composition, the contributors to this volume represent six continents and diversity of gender, race, nationality, denominational affiliation, and academic discipline. Their creative theological presentations and the constructive engagements that they elicit not only make a significant contribution to this topic, but also provide a model for future global Pentecostal theological construction. This ground-breaking monograph is destined to shape future discussions of Pentecostal Ecclesiology as well as the broader field of Pentecostal Theology."