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OCLC number
1006745900
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Author
Loder, Allan Thomas,1965-
Title
An examination of the Classical Pentecostal doctrine of the baptism in the Holy Spirit in light of the Pentecostal position on the sources of theology.
Degree
M. Div. -- Providence Theological Seminary, 2000
Publisher
Ottawa :National Library of Canada = Bibliothè€que nationale du Canada,[2001]
Description
2 microfiches
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract
Classical Pentecostals believe that one receives Spirit-baptism as a second blessing post-conversion crisis event. Its purpose, they say, is to empower the believer for Christian life and service. Although this doctrine was not officially formulated until the early years of the twentieth century, Classical Pentecostals claim that it is based entirely on Scripture, and that it describes 'the' normative experience of the New Testament Church. They further claim that this should be part of the normative experience and teaching of the Church today. This thesis examines the Classical Pentecostal doctrine of the baptism in the Holy Spirit in light of the Pentecostal position on the sources of theology. As part of the Protestant tradition, Classical Pentecostals maintain that Scripture alone is the absolute authority for all Christian faith and practice. Yet their view of Spirit-baptism sets them apart from other Evangelicals and Fundamentalists. A survey of the historical roots of Pentecostalism, and an examination of the biblical texts used by Classical Pentecostals to support their view shows that the real source of this doctrine is a set of religious presuppositions adopted from the Holiness and Higher Life movements of the nineteenth century. Despite their claim to seek the "objective meaning" of the biblical text by using the grammatico-historical method of interpretation, Classical Pentecostals do not demonstrate a commitment to this method in the formation and defense of their doctrine of Spirit-baptism.
ISBN
0612462269
9780612462267
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