Pentecostal Ecclesiology

A Reader

This reader in Pentecostal ecclesiology, edited by Chris Green, brings together in a single volume a number of critically important previously-published essays written by leading Pentecostal and charismatic scholars addressing the theology of the church, sacraments, and ministry in the Pentecostal/charismatic traditions.

Contributors include: Estrelda Alexander, Peter Althouse, Jonathan E. Alvarado, Ken Archer, Daniela Augustine, Simon Chan, Graciela Esparza, Jenny Everts, Chris E. W. Green, Walter Hollenweger, Cheryl Bridges Johns, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Andy Lord, Frank Macchia, Clark Pinnock, Margaret M. Poloma, Lisa Stephenson, Wolfgang Vondey, and Amos Yong.

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Chris E.W. Green, PhD (2012), is Associate Professor of Theology at Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. He has published two monographs and a number of scholarly articles dealing with theology of the church, sacraments, and Christian ministry.


Part 1 - Church
Church as Charismatic Fellowship: Ecclesiological Reflections from the Pentecostal-Roman Catholic Dialogue
Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
Mother Church: Toward a Pentecostal Ecclesiology
Simon Chan
Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit: The Promise of Pentecostal Ecclesiology
Clark H. Pinnock
Pentecost Communal Economics and the Household of God
Daniela C. Augustine
Towards a Pentecostal Ecclesiology: Participation in the Missional Life of the Triune God
Peter Althouse
Charisma, Institutionalization and Social Change
Margaret M. Poloma
Mission Eschatology: A Framework for Mission in the Spirit
Andrew M. Lord

Part 2 - Sacraments
Tongues as a Sign: Towards a Sacramental Understanding of Pentecostal Experience
Frank D. Macchia
Nourishment for our Journey: The Pentecostal via Salutis and Sacramental Ordinances
Kenneth J. Archer
Getting Our Feet Wet: The Politics of Footwashing
Lisa P. Stephenson
Pentecostal Epiclesis: A Model for Teaching and Learning
Johnathan E. Alvarado
“Then Their Eyes Were Opened”: Pentecostal Reflections on the Church’s Scripture and the Lord’s Supper
Chris E.W. Green
Between This and That: Reality and Sacramentality in the Pentecostal Worldview
Wolfgang Vondey and Chris W. Green

Part 3 - Ministry
Prayer, Evangelization and Spiritual Warfare: A Pentecostal Perspective
Cheryl Bridges Johns
Evangelism: A Non-Colonial Model
Walter J. Hollenweger
Pentecostal Ecclesiology and Eucharistic Hospitality: Toward a Systematic and Ecumenical Account of the Church
Wolfgang Vondey
Liturgy in Non-liturgical Holiness-Pentecostalism
Estrelda Y. Alexander
Brokenness as the Center of a Woman’s Ministry
Janet Meyer Everts
Let’s Question the Ministry of Women
Graciela Esparza
Disability and the Gifts of the Spirit: Pentecost and the Renewal of the Church
Amos Yong

Selected Bibliography
Index of Biblical References
Index of Authors
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