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Donald G. Bloesch (P. On a topic that sadly threatens to divide the church, Bloesch strives to build bridges between the various traditions of Christian faith, especially between Reformed theology and the Pentecostal.

Donald G. University of Chicago) is professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He has done postdoctoral work at the universities of Oxford, Tubingen and Basel and has written numerous books including Faith and Its Counterfeits, and the Christian Foundations series, of which this volume is a part. On a topic that sadly threatens to divide the church, Bloesch strives to build bridges between the various traditions of Christian faith, especially between Reformed theology and the Pentecostal movement.

Like the other works in this series, it is written from a Protestant position that is largely influenced (although not controlled by) Reformed thought. Also, it continues Prof. Bloesch's irenic approach to the topic at hand. The book is dedicated to the memory of John Wesley (an Arminian) and George Whitefield (a Calvinist). The most surprising aspect of the book is how open Prof. Bloesch is to the tic movement.

Donald George Bloesch (1928–2010) was an American evangelical theologian. The Holy Spirit: Works & Gifts, 2000. He has written numerous books, including Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer and Freedom for Obedience. He is also a past president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.

Categories: Holy Spirit/Pneumatology Systematic Theology. Pages: 415 pages Publisher: InterVarsity Press Published: 2000 ISBN-10: 0830814159 ISBN-13: 9780830814152. Find at a Library Find at Google Books.

In The Holy Spirit: Works & Gifts Donald Bloesch aptly brings together his grasp of historical and systematic theology as well as his deep concern for spirituality. The fruit of a lifetime of study and devotion, this book masterfully interweaves biblical study, historical overviews and reflection on contemporary developments and issues to shed light on faith in God, the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit book. This is the 5th Volume in Bloesch's Christian Foundation - and this time he delves into the Holy Spirit, covering Works and Gifts, Pentecostalism, Spiritualism, Mysticism, Pietism, and good discussion on Baptism.

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In comparison, the gifts of the Spirit can be given suddenly at any stage of the believer's life. The New Testament shows clearly that a gift was given to some believers when they first received the Holy Spirit. Other gifts were imparted at various turning points of the Christian walk (.

In The Holy Spirit: Works & Gifts Donald Bloesch aptly brings his grasp of historical and systematic theology together with his deep concern for spirituality. The fruit of a lifetime of study and devotion, this work masterfully interweaves biblical study, historical overviews, and reflection on contemporary developments and issues to shed light on faith in God the Holy Spirit. On a topic that sadly threatens to divide the church, Bloesch strives to build bridges between the various traditions of Christian faith, especially between Reformed theology and the Pentecostal movement.

Building on the inaugural volume of this series, A Theology of Word & Spirit, Bloesch guards against the equal dangers of a subjective spiritualism and a cold formalism. He speaks out of the perspective of the Protestant Reformation with its emphasis on the complementarity of Word and Spirit and the priority of grace over works. But he also acknowledges the Pentecostal perception that the work of the Spirit involves empowering for witness as well as sealing for salvation. Bloesch likewise finds truth in the mystical tradition of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy that the Spirit calls us to holiness of life as well as to a decision of faith.

This wide-ranging and in-depth reflection on the presence, reality and ministry of the Holy Spirit serves as a landmark guide to those seeking a faithful theological understanding of the Holy Spirit as well as those searching for a renewing and empowering hope for the church of Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit is the fifth volume of Donald Bloesch's comprehensive seven-volume systematic theology, Christian Foundations. Also available are the first four volumes in the series: A Theology of Word & Spirit, Holy Scripture, God the Almighty and Jesus Christ. The last two volumes will examine the church and the sacraments, and eschatology.


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Nuadora
This is the 5th Volume in Bloesch's Christian Foundation - and this time he delves into the Holy Spirit, covering Works and Gifts, Pentecostalism, Spiritualism / Mysticism, Pietism, and good discussion on Baptism.

However in comparison to previous volumes, I found this one to be a bit disjointed, and I often wasn't certain about the argument that the Author was trying to make, or perhaps more accurately I was not certain that the points made in the concluding paragraphs of most chapters had been thoroughly (nor convincingly) argued.

As in previous volumes, the Author covers Church History well, and places a nice emphasis on the Reformation - especially Calvin and Luther. This approach of his makes these volumes well worth reading :)
Dalarin
Thoughtful, well-written treatise on the Holy Spirit by one of evangelicalism most creative writers, Donald Bloesch!
bass
This resource is useful for my PhD research on tghe Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts, their theology, nature, number, uses and abuses..
Kegal
Another volume has been added to Donald Bloesch's growing Systematic Theology. As the title indicates this work presents Bloesch's view of the Spirit and, for those who have read his works, emphasizes his reformed position. Bloesch continues to show his ability at understanding many viewpoints from numerous positions within the Christian tradition. He is extremely well read and touches base with main stream, obscure and abherrant views. This work is up to date and will be a "must read" for students of the Bible and theology. However, this book is not up to par with the earlier in his series (search Amazon: Christian Foundations) since there is a great emphasis upon historical theology and a focus, almost an attraction, to the gifts of the Spirit. True, this is an area of needed discussion today but missing is a discussion on the role of the Spirit in prayer, meditation or the interpretation of Scripture, a large gap for this work. It is a great book, characteristically Bloesch and will be helpful to many, so recommended.
Rose Of Winds
This book is the fifth of a projected seven volume systematic theology by Prof. Donald Bloesch. Like the other works in this series, it is written from a Protestant position that is largely influenced (although not controlled by) Reformed thought. Also, it continues Prof. Bloesch's irenic approach to the topic at hand. The book is dedicated to the memory of John Wesley (an Arminian) and George Whitefield (a Calvinist). The most surprising aspect of the book is how open Prof. Bloesch is to the pentecostal/charismatic movement. He rejects the view that some or all of the gifts of the spirit detailed in the New Testament were limited to the apostolic age. On the other hand, he rejects pentecostalism's emphasis on the "second blessing" and miracles and instead teaches a more Reformed approach to Christian living.
There is much to commend about this work. A large part of it consists of Prof. Bloesch's discussion of, and interaction with, numerous theological traditions. So, from Puritanism to Pietism, and Mormonism to Spiritism, you get a comprehensive discussion of various viewpoints on the Holy Spirit, as well as Prof. Bloesch's opinion of them. This is also the principal weakness of the book. It is to a large extent Prof. Bloesch's interaction with various theologians and schools. Prof. Bloesch does not ignore the Biblical data, but it unfortunately takes second place to the historical and theological discussions. There is a general background study of both testaments, and fairly detailed exegesis of a few pertinent biblical passages, but I would prefer more. This is particularly important in understanding pentecostalism. For example, basic to one's opinion of pentecostalism is just what happened at Pentecost - what were the "other tongues" that are mentioned in Acts 2 and what is their relation to the tongues at Corinith? Are they the same or different? Do both describe speaking human languages? If that's the case, then most of what goes on in pentecostal "tongue speaking" isn't biblical. In addition, what is wrong about the arguments that have convinced most theologians -- particularly those of Prof. Bloesch's Reformed tradition -- that the more spectacular gifts mentioned in the New Testament were of limited duration? Prof. Bloesch "glosses over" these issues.
The Holy Spirit: Works & Gifts (Christian Foundations) download epub
Theology
Author: Donald G. Bloesch
ISBN: 0830814159
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Theology
Language: English
Publisher: Intervarsity Pr (November 1, 2000)
Pages: 415 pages