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by Donald G. Bloesch
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 (.
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.