The Divided Flame

Wesleyans & The Charismatic Renewal

By Howard A. Snyder, Daniel Runyon

The Divided Flame

paperback-logo

  • ISBN: 9781610976619
  • Pages: 120
  • Publication Date: 11/7/2011
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
BUY FROM AMAZON.COM
Web Price: $14.40

The Divided Flame

Wesleyans & The Charismatic Renewal

By Howard A. Snyder, Daniel Runyon

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781610976619
  • Pages: 120
  • Publication Date: 11/7/2011
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

About-

Wesleyan churches, Pentecostal churches, and the modern charismatic movement trace their theological roots to John Wesley. Yet these groups have gone separate ways in interpreting the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church, often regarding one another with suspicion or distrust.

In The Divided Flame, Dr. Howard Snyder, a Wesleyan minister, calls Wesleyans and charismatics to reexamine how they parted ways. He finds that they still have a great deal in common theologically, and he proposes that this common ground should serve as a basis for dialogue.

"How does a Wesleyan dialogue with charismatic Christianity?" asks Snyder. "Rather than comparing our theology or practice point by point, we have chosen to address the central question that charismatic Christianity raises for us: In what sense is Christian experience, the church, charismatic? If the charismatic movement raises valid biblical questions for us--and it does--then it is more important to deal with those questions than merely to catalog the pluses and minuses of the movement."

This book reviews the history of Wesleyan and charismatic thought, evaluating them in light of Scripture's norms for church life. A provocative study, The Divided Flame should bring fresh perspective to the controversy surrounding modern charismatic theology.

Contributors-

Howard A. Snyder
Daniel Runyon

Bio(s)-

Howard A. Snyder is Visiting Director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre in Manchester, England. He has served as a pastor and as a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary (1996-2006), Tyndale Seminary in Toronto (2007-2012), and elsewhere. His books include The Problem of Wineskins, The Radical Wesley, Models of the Kingdom, and Salvation Means Creation Healed (with Joel Scandrett).


Daniel V. Runyon is Professor of English and Communication at Spring Arbor University and an authority on the works of seventeenth century allegory writer John Bunyan

More from the Contributor(s)-

see all »

Our ImprintsExplore our different imprints . . .-

View Our Publishing Partners »
Explore our different imprints . . . View Our Publishing Partners »
© 2019-2020 Wipf and Stock Publishers. All Rights Reserved.