Item description for Renewal Theology: Systematic Theology from a Charismatic Perspective by J. Rodman Williams...
Overview Students and pastors in the charismatic tradition will find this unabridged, one-volume edition of the three-volume Renewal Theology to be an invaluable resource. The full range of truth from within the tradition is covered, including God, the world, redemption, salvation, the Holy Spirit, Christian living, the church, the kingdom and the last things.
Publishers Description Renewal Theology deals with the full range of Christian truth from within the charismatic tradition. Previously published as three separate volumes, Renewal Theology represents the first exhaustive, balanced articulation of charismatic theology. Renewal Theology discusses: Book One--God, the World, and Redemption - Book Two--Salvation, the Holy Spirit, and Christian Living - Book Three--The Church, the Kingdom, and Last Things. As theology, this work is an intellectual achievement. But it is much more than that. The author urges the church to undertake its task of theology in the proper spirit: - an attitude of prayer - a deepening sense of reverence - an ever-increasing purity of heart - a spirit of growing love - a theological approach rooted in the glory of God. Done in such a spirit, theology becomes a faithful and powerful witness to the living God.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.2" Height: 2.7" Weight: 3.7 lbs.
Release Date Aug 6, 1996
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310209145 ISBN13 9780310209140 UPC 025986209148
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More About J. Rodman Williams
J. Rodman Williams (PhD, Columbia University) was professor of theology at Regent University, School of Divinity, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Renewal Theology?
Theology that renews! Aug 7, 2006
Amidst the many popular books on the charismatic/pentecostal experience, this sytematic theology of Rodman Williams,is a powerful integration of sound theology, experience and of real heart devotion to the Living God! In particularI appreciate that he comes out of a reformed background, which has not always been sympathetic to charismatic renewal. He covers all the areas of theology(knowledge of God):God, the world and Redemption;Salvation, the Holy Spirit and Christain life; the Church and the Last things. Rodman's full coverage of Salvation and the Holy Spirit is clarifying and grounded both in renewal and the reformed knowledge of God.
Recommended to any who seek to tap the roots of theology to understand their experience of God. Theology that renews!
General Review Sep 24, 2005
This book is a wonderful source of unformation for any student who is pursuing ministry. It give some very indepth insights on topics very rearly discussed. To understand Mr. Rodman William's work, I feel that one must have a good working knowledge of the scriptures.
Renewal Theology Aug 31, 2005
Just started reading the book & so far, is easy to understand & is answering so many questions I have had! Also settled a lot of arguments! Can look up information wherever you need too, covers so many topics! Very thorough!
Indispensible to Charismatic Christian Scholars Feb 8, 2005
This is a highly readable book dealing with systematic theology from a reformed position yet with a thoroughly Biblical exposition of the Holy Spirit, the role of the Spirit in a Christian's life, gifts of the Spirit, and the current renewal movement (which almost all other reformed theology ignores). Many have said that this book combines the intellectual foundation that the charismatic movement has needed. This book is for every Christian looking to strengthen their mind with the truth of God's Word while at the same time drawing one closer in that vital relationship with the Triune God that is absolutely necessary to make theology come alive in words and deeds. Many of my theologically untrained friends have read this book and have found it very easy to read yet life changing. It confirmed to them the reality and theological basis of the Holy Spirit in their lives today. It strengthened their understanding of the core doctrines of the Word of God. Dr. Williams' character and enthusiasm for the truth of God and the movement fo the Holy Spirit shines through each of the chapters. Christians will certainly be challenged with his exposition on limited atonement, and foreordination or predestination vs. free-will debates which he attempts to show another prespective that both miss. I highly recommend this book to every believer seeking to read a theological book that not only stimulates the intellect providing truth and wisdom from God's Word but also encourages the heart in one's relationship to God, the Church and towards the world.
Systematic theology for the Charismatically-inclined... Nov 8, 2002
For many years, Charismatics have been found wanting with respect to an authoritative systematic theology written from a Charismatic perspective. We have had to "borrow" the systematic theologies of others like Grudem, Schafer, et al. And this isn't bad in and of itself. But in areas such as pneumology, the current evangelical theology has always differed with the charismatic viewpoint, and has left the charismaric wanting in this and other areas.
But not any more.
Williams covers each important theological subject in a thorough fashion and provides a complete systematic theology for the Charismatically-inclined as well as for the body of Christ at large.
It is nice to see a sound theology advanced by an eminently capable scholar who embraces the charismatic world view.
I could not give the book five stars because for all its worth, Williams does not believe that healing is in the atonement--a staple for the charismatic community. But William's viewpoint in this area may be due to his Presbyterian roots.
Good book if you want a theology from a charismatic viewpoint.