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Listening to the Spirit in the Text [Paperback]

By Gordon D. Fee (Author)
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At last, Fee responds to years of requests for his biblical insights on pertinent issues. Here are 12 brilliant essays that expand our understanding of the crucial relationship between Scripture, spirituality, and church life. Topics include the New Testament's view of wealth and possessions; gender issues; speaking in tongues; worship; the church's global mission; and more.

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For many years Gordon Fee, one of today's foremost evangelical scholars, has been asked to bring his trusted biblical expertise together with his well-known passion for the gospel and the church. Listening to the Spirit in the Text is his answer. Gathered here are Fee's best studies and reflections on the art of attending to the biblical text critically yet with a deep spiritual sensitivity. These insightful chapters cover a wide range of contemporary topics, including the relationship between Bible study and spirituality, gender issues, worship, tongues speaking, church order and leadership, the believer and possessions, and the role of the gospel in our global society.

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  • Christian Retailing - 09/05/2000 page 83

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   190
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2000
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Edition  New  
ISBN  0802847579  
ISBN13  9780802847577  
UPC  078073004508  

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More About Gordon D. Fee

Gordon D. Fee Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of numerous works, including New Testament Exegesis, Listening to the Spirit in the Text, and commentaries on Revelation; Philippians; and 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus. He also coauthored How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth.

Gordon D. Fee has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Biblioteca Teologica Vida
  2. New Covenant Commentary
  3. New International Biblical Commentary: New Testament
  4. New International Commentary on the New Testament
  5. New Testament in the Greek Fathers

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Essays on the Work of the Holy Spirit and the Church  Mar 29, 2008
Being a collection of essays, a wide variety of topics are addressed such as the meaning of spirituality as defined by the Pauline epistles and its role in the Christian's life; an understanding of the role of women in the early church; the content of worship; Paul's theology of glossolalia; and finally the church and its world wide mission. Of all the essays, the most interesting chapter for me is Fee's use of the term Trinitarian Christian. Presented as an address to graduating seminarians, Dr. Fee stresses the importance of the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the spiritual life as they seek to minister in the world. In addition to this, his chapter on gender issues raises the idea of women in ministry by looking at their presence in early church history. Whether one agrees or disagrees with him on this issue, Dr. Fee raises the point that this issue is directly influenced by the culture we live, as he points out that other issues which Paul writes about are hardly ever addressed in our modern form of Christianity, where as this issue is highlighted amongst contemporary churches. That point alone is worth the reading of the book as it makes us aware of the times we live and to critique what we believe in light of the teachings of God's Word.

The book is entitled such because of the central theme of the Holy Spirit's work in the lives of the believers and the church, which is derived from examining passages throughout the Gospels primarily Luke's and the Pauline epistles. In the final chapter, Dr. Fee examines the Holy Spirit's role during Jesus' earthly ministry, which provides a standard for us today. However, some of the issues of these essays overshadowed this central thesis in some of such as the women's role in the church and other essays on church government. Although a very informative book, perhaps a more adequate title of the book is somewhat needed. That not withstanding, Gordon Fee writes very encouraging and thought provoking essays, which leads the devout Christian to a deeper devotion to God and a desire to minister to His people.
The Spirit In The Text  Jun 29, 2007
This is another great work by Gordon D. Fee. This is a book I consider a serious student of the Bible must have. It is very well written and it is easily understood. I found no bias from the author as he exposed some doctrines even I had doubts about or was against them in thought. This book is a great tool as one re-visits the New Testament times concerning the Primitive Church and as they re-visit doctrines concerning issues which are found in today's churches. Mr. Fee addresses the issue of Exegesis and Spirituality as two concepts which must go together and not as separate thoughts as even Bible academic institutions have taught for many years. He also addresses the gender issues a great number of Christians have, even today, concerning the role of ministry for both men and women. He addresses as well a very important topic of Laos and the Leadership under the New Covenant. He focus on functions and not positions which in today's Churches is the other way around. I really enjoyed reading it and meditating on what Mr. Fee had to say concerning the lost ability of Listening to the Spirit in the Text.
Good Read.  Jan 12, 2007
I love the way Gordon Fee really focuses on listening to the spirit and totally brings new revelation to scripture.

interesting and communicative   Jul 29, 2006
Fee is an esteemed professor, a prolific author, and a highly-respected Pentecostal theologian. His positive view of Pentecostal Christianity and his theological appreciation for the contemporary work of the Holy Spirit is evident.

At times, the wording and ideas in this book seem to be taken directly from his note-worthy God's Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul (Hendrickson, 1994). Fee's discussions of Spirituality, glossolalia, worship and life in the Spirit are technically investigated in the synthesis section (pages 799 to 903) of the earlier volume. The shorter nature of Listening to the Spirit causes the impact of Fee's arguments to be more readily understood, but readers of the recent text will greatly benefit from the stronger Scriptural foundation of the earlier exhaustive effort.
Excellent Book  Jan 23, 2004
Dr. Gordon Fee did an excellent job with this book. It is actually a compilation of previous papers and speeches into one book, although this in no way hinders the quality of the book. This theologically sound and scripturally grounded book is more than just theology. His underlying concern is obviously for spiritual growth, making this spiritually and intellectually challenging at the same time. He presents many ideas that are not 'new' but are often skimmed over in the Bible. It is a must read for those with questions about women in the ministry, or the role of the Holy Spirit in the Church. I recommend this book 100%.

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