The Spirit and the Salvation of the Urban Poor

A Renewal Approach

By Brandon Kertson

The Spirit and the Salvation of the Urban Poor

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  • ISBN: 9781532663444
  • Pages: 230
  • Publication Date: 11/15/2019
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The Spirit and the Salvation of the Urban Poor

A Renewal Approach

By Brandon Kertson

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  • ISBN: 9781532663444
  • Pages: 230
  • Publication Date: 11/15/2019
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
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About-

Poverty. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Still, poverty is an ever-present reality, even in so-called first world nations like the United States. If the Holy Spirit is the member of the Trinity that is ever present in our world, perhaps the Spirit can be a resource to address poverty. In this pneumatological theology of poverty, Brandon Kertson explores the current state of poverty in the United States, arguing its complexities also require complex answers demanding a pneumatological approach that has yet to be offered. Using Renewal theology and pneumatology, Kertson develops a pneumatological four-fold gospel based on Jesus’ pneumatic declaration of Luke 4. He explores how the Spirit addresses poverty through Jesus and the historic and global church, and how we can begin to address poverty through the Spirit today. The Spirit as savior, baptizer, healer, and entelechy of the kingdom lays the foundation for a holistic response to the complex problem of poverty in our country.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Dr. Kertson, in this fine and wide-spanning exploration, has provided a compelling and biblically sound approach to the church’s responsibility and call to the urban poor. Most particularly, this text bridges the often untaken gap between theory/theology and practice seriously, providing a way forward for theologians, church leaders, and Christians to envision compassion and justice in a deeper and more Christ-centered way.”

—A. J. Swoboda, Associate Professor, Northwest Christian University, author of Subversive Sabbath



“This book is a landmark study that engages the issue of urban poverty in America from the perspective of pneumatology and Renewal theology. Dr. Kertson expertly navigates his way through the terrain of American social theology illustrated with reference to social gospel, liberationist, evangelical, and ecumenical perspectives. In critical conversation with these approaches, he advances a biblically informed approach to social action using the resources of the Pentecostal and Charismatic (Renewal) traditions. It is a very timely book that deserves to be read widely by students, scholars, and church leaders across the range of ecclesial traditions.”

—Mark J. Cartledge, Professor of Practical Theology, Regent University School of Divinity

Contributors-

Brandon Kertson

Bio(s)-

Brandon Kertson is an independent scholar. He is the publisher of numerous journal articles. He is also the director of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at San Diego State University and an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God, USA.

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