Pentecostal Manifestos

PMPentecostal Manifestos is a new series of books edited by James K. A. Smith (Calvin College) and Amos Yong (Regent University School of Divinity) for the William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. The series aims to speak for and to a rising, outward-looking generation of Pentecostal scholarship. Written by both established and newly emerging scholars, the various “manifesto” volumes will be creative statements, marked by rigorous theological scholarship, reflecting a distinctly Pentecostal engagement with wider themes and concerns in Christian thought today. New books will appear in the series approximately every six to nine months, along with reviews on this blog site. We welcome comments engaging the reviews.

Reviews of these books can be found below.

Book Review by Andy Lord: The Holy Spirit and Practical Theology

November 19th, 2015 by Enoch Charles

Mark J. Cartledge, The Mediation of the Spirit: Interventions in Practical Theology, Pentecostal Manifesto Series (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015) xv + 174 pp. Paperback, $29.00, ISBN: 9780802869555 Renewal is inherently practical and theological. It is about how individuals and communities encounter the Holy Spirit of Pentecost and then reflect on what is going on [...]

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From Pentecost to the Triune God

August 20th, 2013 by Christopher Stephenson

Steven M. Studebaker, From Pentecost to the Triune God: A Pentecostal Trinitarian Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-8028-6530-4. $34.00. Steven M. Studebaker’s pneumatological trinitarian theology undertakes two basic tasks. First, he wishes to demonstrate the implications of pentecostal experience for the doctrine of the Trinity. In this respect, his work stands in continuity with [...]

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The Pentecostal Principle: Ethical Methodology in New Spirit

November 8th, 2012 by L. William Oliverio Jr.

Nimi Wariboko. The Pentecostal Principle: Ethical Methodology in New Spirit. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-8028-6697-4. $25.00. Paul Tillich’s The Protestant Era (1948) spoke of the “Protestant principle” wherein an anathema was placed upon absolutizing truth claims and systems. Perpetual reform corrects finite aspirations to ultimacy and drives a movement between substance and principle. The Pentecostal Principle [...]

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The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination

September 28th, 2011 by Aaron Yom

Amos Yong. The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination. Pentecostal Manifestos 4. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011. 237 pp. Yong is part of a small group of Pentecostal scholars who have taken the lead in finding areas of consonance between theology and science particularly from a charismatic-pneumatological perspective. He has [...]

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