Item description for Baptism in the Holy Spirit: A Re-Examination of the New Testament Teaching on the Gift of the Holy Spirit in Relation to Pentecostalism Today by James D. G. Dunn...
Overview This classic, now in paperback edition, introduces the reader to the most distinctive aspect of Pentecostal theology--baptism in the Holy Spirit. James Dunn sees water-baptism as only one element in the New Testament pattern of conversion and initiation. The gift of the Spirit, he believes, is the central element.
This classic, now in paperback edition, introduces the reader to the most distinctive aspect of Pentecostal theology--baptism in the Holy Spirit. James Dunn sees water-baptism as only one element in the New Testament pattern of conversion and initiation. The gift of the Spirit, he believes, is the central element.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.72" Width: 4.92" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Jul 19, 1996
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664241409 ISBN13 9780664241407
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More About James D. G. Dunn
James D. G. Dunn is Lightfoot Professor Emeritus of Divinity at Durham University and one of the foremost New Testament scholars in the world today. His many other books include The Oral Gospel Tradition; Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels; The Theology of Paul the Apostle; and Jesus Remembered and Beginning from Jerusalem, volumes 1 and 2 of Christianity in the Making.
James D. G. Dunn currently resides in Durham. James D. G. Dunn was born in 1939 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Durham.
James D. G. Dunn has published or released items in the following series...
Christ and the Spirit
Inquiry Into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation
Reviews - What do customers think about Baptism in the Holy Spirit?
God, "The same yesterday, today, and forever." Mar 19, 2006
The book title basically speaks for itself and the Bible does, too. If God doesn't change, just because we live in the 2000's, doesn't mean God has changed either.
If the Bible states that God doesn't change, then it is pointless to give the relation as to how it pertains to us today.
Must Reading For Studying the Holy Spirit Mar 30, 2002
I purchased Dunn's book to read a differant opinion of those of my persuasion in the Pentecostal Movement. I must admit that this book is very technical and if you are not familiar with Greek than you may want to avoid this book.
Dunn's main premise is that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit did occur in Acts as a "second work of grace" but this is only part of Jesus' plan of evangelism and conversion (Acts 1:8). The dramatic Spirit-Baptisms were simply God giving His sign of approval upon their conversions. Thus Dunn views the Baptism in the Spirit as a conversion/initiation experience (1 Cor. 12:13).
Dunn's book has become the standard reply by non-Pentecostals and non-charismatics. The book was written in 1970 and has since become standard reading in many evangelical colleges. Even those who do not ascribe to Dunn hold to his theological approach in explaining Spirit-Baptisms in Acts.