Who's Afraid of the Holy Spirit?

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Daniel B. Wallace, M. James Sawyer
Biblical Studies Press, Nov 1, 2005 - Religion - 319 pages
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While not endorsing what they consider to be the excesses of Pentecostalism, the charismatic movement, and the Third Wave, Sawyer and Wallace have embraced what they have tentatively called pneumatic Christianity. They contend that the way much of evangelical cessationism has developed is reactionary and reductionistic. Rather than focus upon scriptural images of the Holy Spirit as a presence deep within the soul of the believer, many cessationists have reactively denied experience in opposition to the Pentecostal overemphasis upon experience, which at times supplanted the revealed truth of scripture.

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User Review  - Danny - Goodreads

Tough slugging to get through this book. The chapter changed my understanding on the Holy Spirit years ago. There were a few other interesting comments throughout the book, but it was super academic. If you question the role of the Holy Spirit in the church though this is a good resource. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Daniel B. Wallace (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a noted textual critic, serving as head of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, and is author of Greek Grammar beyond the Basics, Basics of New Testament Syntax, and (with Grant Edwards) of A Workbook for New Testament Syntax.

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