Empowered for Witness (Academic Paperback) by Robert Menzies

By Robert Menzies

With this learn, Menzies units a brand new normal for pneumatology. starting with an summary of the pneumatological views of intertestamental Judaism (including literature from the Diaspora, Palestinian, Qumran and rabbinic sources), the 1st part concludes that for the main half those resources 'consistently establish adventure of the Spirit with prophetic inspiration'. the following part goals to discover Luke's designated pneumatology, applying a redaction severe approach to research with a view to illustrate Luke's equally constant portrayal of the Spirit because the resource of prohetic thought, instead of because the resource of Christian life. the ultimate part is going directly to discover how this end affects on modern theological mirrored image and non secular lifestyles. Robert P. Menzies is Lecturer in New testomony at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio urban, Philippines.

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Samson, Ant. 285) or his contemporaries (Ant. 259). Indeed, Josephus ridicules leaders of revolutionary movements as 'false prophets' who promised to perform legitimating miracles (Ant. 168). Nevertheless, the Jewish authors of the period, like Josephus, exhibit a remarkable reluctance to attribute miraculous deeds to the Spirit. 1. See F. Manns, Le symbole eau-esprit (1983), p. 147 n. 33; and Best, 'Josephus', pp. 224-25. 2. The Diaspora Literature 57 4. Wisdom of Solomon The author of Wisdom employs with a variety of meanings.

4. 3. Jesus and the Spirit: A Study of the Religious and Charismatic Experience of Jesus and the First Christians as Reflected in the New Testament (1975). 4. See Dunn, 'Spirit-Baptism and Pentecostalism', SJT23 (1970), pp. 397-407; 'Spirit and Kingdom', ExpTim 82 (1970), pp. 36-40; 'The Birth of a Metaphor: Baptized in the Spirit', ExpTim 89 (1977), pp. 134-38, 173-75; Unity and Diversity in the New Testament: An Inquiry into the Character of Earliest Christianity (1977), pp. 174-202. 5. Holy Spirit, pp.

3 Pentecost was, for Luke, the giving of the new Torah. Thus Dunn emphasizes Luke's continuity with Ezek. 26, Jer. 4 Initiation into the new age involves incorporation into the new covenant: both are mediated through the Spirit. The life of the new community, as well as that of the individual believer, is shaped by the Spirit. According to Dunn, the Spirit forms the corporate believers into the body of Christ, the church. Apostolic preaching and Koivowa are a direct result of the activity of the Spirit.

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