We are pleased to announce two new Pentecostal theologies that are now available in Accordance.
Baptized in the Spirit, by Frank Macchia, examines the most recent trends in Pentecostal and charismatic theology, especially with regard to the displacement of Spirit baptism as Pentecostalism's central distinctive. The author begins by focusing on the significance of the Holy Spirit in reciprocal and mutual work with the Son in fulfilling the will of the Father. He also shows how the pneumatalogical emphases in Pentecostal and charismatic theology can help to correct the tendency in Western Christianity to subordinate the Spirit to the Word.
Spirit and Power, by William and Robert Menzies, explores Pentecostalism in a scholarly and current light. As opposed to merely paraphrasing dated approaches, Spirit and Power takes a fresh and penetrating look at Pentecostal doctrine. The authors help readers grasp the foundations of Pentecostal theology from the standpoint of history, hermeneutics, and exegesis. They also address specific Pentecostal concerns, such as baptism of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, signs and wonders, and more.