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By Sarah Hinlicky Wilson,Jean-Daniel Pluss

in exactly over a century, Pentecostalism has rocketed from its humble beginnings in an interracial congregation on Azusa road in l. a. to an international move counting greater than 600 million participants. faced with the bewildering array of Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Neocharismatic ideals and practices, Lutherans are usually at a loss as to how one can take into consideration Pentecostals, less how you can have interaction them in confident ways in which building up the total physique of Christ.

In this advisor, Lutherans will locate instruments for simply such an engagement. construction on a beginning of Pentecostalism's historical past and forms, Wilson undertakes an in-depth survey of biblical educating on baptism, the Holy Spirit, and religious presents. The advisor then brings leading edge new lenses to undergo at the questions at stake: using church historical past in protecting denominational borders, correct and incorrect techniques to prosperity, the facility of the Spirit and corruptions of strength, and the function of expertise in theological discernment.

Written in a method available to laity and clergy alike, this advisor will increase Lutherans' appreciation in their personal culture whereas permitting them to come across Pentecostals as fellow believers within the salvation given through the triune God.

"Sarah Hinlicky Wilson publications her reader to appreciate the Pentecostal flow rather in terms of the Lutheran culture. This she does with the targeted care of a educated Lutheran theologian, and with the nice and cozy figuring out of somebody who has discovered to understand the Pentecostal culture via a variety of ecumenical encounters and discussions. the result's a consultant not just to the 2 Christian traditions, yet a decision to a trip for deeper figuring out of the other."
--Kaisamari Hintikka, Assistant normal Secretary for Ecumenical relatives and Director for the dept for Theology and Public Witness, Lutheran global Federation

"Sarah Hinlicky Wilson has written a truly great addition to the growing to be physique of ecumenical literature referring to Pentecostals. A consultant to Pentecostal pursuits for Lutherans is extremely readable, sympathetic, and honest. Wilson has engaged in theological discussion with Classical Pentecostals, performed her homework within the correct Biblical, theological, and historic fields, and brought a decent and compelling quantity that offers solutions to severe questions and stereotypes that experience frequently saved Pentecostals and Lutherans from taking each other seriously."
--Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., Professor of Church background and Ecumenics, Director of the David du Plessis heart for Christian Spirituality, Fuller Theological Seminary

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is an ordained Lutheran pastor, an accessory Professor of the Institute for Ecumenical examine in Strasbourg, France, and the editor of Lutheran Forum. She is the writer of Woman, ladies, and the Priesthood within the Trinitarian Theology of Elisabeth Behr-Sigel (2013) and of multiple hundred articles on theology in either renowned and scholarly venues.

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