The Holy Spirit and the Renewal of All Things

Pneumatology in Paul and Jurgen Moltmann

By T. David Beck

The Holy Spirit and the Renewal of All Things

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  • Publication Date: 4/15/2007
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The Holy Spirit and the Renewal of All Things

Pneumatology in Paul and Jurgen Moltmann

By T. David Beck

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  • ISBN: 9781556351020
  • Pages: 278
  • Publication Date: 4/15/2007
  • Retail Price: $33.00
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About-

'The Holy Spirit and the Renewal of All Things' sets out to change the starting point for theological conversation about the work of the Holy Spirit. Protestant theologians have associated the Spirit's work almost entirely with believers and/or the church. The Spirit's role is to apply Christ's atoning work to God's people. In Protestantism, this restricted concept of the Spirit has manifested itself in ongoing arguments between those who tie the Spirit to human experience and those who tie the Spirit to ecclesial functions. Either type of Protestant pneumatology contains truth, but each forms a restrictive box into which the Spirit's work simply does not fit.
In contrast, early Christian reflection saw the Spirit's main role as bringing about the eschatological rule of God, which reaches beyond individuals or even the church and extends to all creation. This volumes explores the shape pneumatology takes when we develop the theology of the Holy Spirit within an eschatological framework that has a universal scope and an unlimited history. When we do so, we find that pneumatology deriving from questions about what the Spirit does for us needs to give way to pneumatology that derives from questions about how the Spirit can draw us into the saving history of the triune God.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Beck gives us two books for the price of one. He builds on a detailed study of the Apostle's eschatological framework in pneumatology and allows it to absorb through interaction the numerous and rich flavours of Moltmann's own treatment of that very subject, which (I can say) results in something truly impressive."
--Clark H. Pinnock, Professor of Theology Emeritus, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

"[This volume] provides an excellent point of entry into the contemporary discussion of some of the most vital themes of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. It both clearly and accurately identifies the role that Pneumatology has played in the Protestant tradition and the character of its development, as well as demonstrates why eschatology is now widely recognized as constituting the essential horizon of the doctrine. The author then goes on to develop a very insightful account of that connection between eschatology and Spirit in conversation with the Apostle Paul in the first century and Jurgen Moltmann in our own. A very impressive achievement for what began life as a doctoral dissertation! I recommend it highly."
--D. Lyle Dabney, Associate Professor of Theology, Marquette University

"We have long needed an account of the relation between eschatology and pneumatology, between the dawning of the kingdom of God and the work of the Holy Spirit. David Beck has given us a splendid volume devoted to this desideratum. Newcomers will find here an accessible introduction; veterans will find a host of insights worthy of further reflection; all will be illuminated and edified."
--William J. Abraham, Outler Professor of Wesley Studies, Althsuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Contributors-

T. David Beck

Bio(s)-

David Beck is pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Sacramento, CA. He earned an MA in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a PhD in systematic theology from Southern Methodist University. He is the author of The Holy Spirit and the Renewal of All Things (2007) and Luminous: Living the Presence and Power of Jesus (2013). He also serves on the board of directors for Child Hope International, an orphanage-based mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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