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Baptized In The Spirit [Hardcover]

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Pages   296
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2006
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310252369  
EAN  9780310252368  
UPC  025986252366  

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Frank Macchia builds a comprehensive pneumatological foundation for theological renewal in the twenty-first century, interacting with many of the key theologians of the twentieth century and showing how contemporary trends in Pentecostal and charismatic thinking can aid the cause of ecumenism and global Christianity.

Publishers Description
Baptized in the Spirit creatively examines the most recent trends in Pentecostal and charismatic theology, especially with regard to the displacement of Spirit baptism as Pentecostalism's central distinctive. The author begins by focusing on the significance of the Holy Spirit in reciprocal and mutual work with the Son in fulfilling the will of the Father. He also shows how the pneumatological emphases in Pentecostal and charismatic theology can help to correct the tendency in Western Christianity to subordinate the Spirit to the Word.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Frank D. Macchia (ThD, University of Basel, Switzerland) is professor of theology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He has served as president of the Society of Pentecostal Studies and is a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches. Frank is senior editor of Pneuma: The Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies.

Frank D. Macchia was born in 1952.

Spanish Language Biography: Frank d. Macchia es doctor en teologia de la Universidad de Basel, Suiza. Actualmente es profesor de teologia de la Universidad de Vanguard en costa Mesa, California. Fue presidente de la Sociedad de Estudios Pentecostales y es miembro de la Comision de Fe y Orden del Consejo Nacional de Iglesias. Ademas, es el editor de Pneuma: El diario de las Sociedad de Estudios Pentecostales.

Frank D. Macchia has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Two Horizons New Testament Commentary

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Bring Back Spirit-baptism  Mar 7, 2007
Theology Professor Frank Macchia's landmark book "Baptized in the Spirit" (2006) will become must-read for global Pentecostalism. With his absorbing discussion the good professor calls for his denomination to reclaim its original unique multi-part Christian theology- beginning with baptism by the Holy Spirit.

Macchia's basic premise assumes that late 20th century Pentecostals were lured from their original life of Spirit-baptism, speaking in tongues, faith healing and the power of witness. He challenges his fellows to reclaim their unique presence within Christendom and suggests that the Assemblies of God have much to offer Christianity. He understands that dialogue is key to Christian awareness and invites non-Pentecostals into conversation about such divergent topics as baptism, Holy Communion, ecclesiology, and the Trinity.

Although not myself a Pentecostal I find Macchia's suggestions interesting and his arguments provocative. His understanding of Jesus Christ as the "Spirit Baptizer" (based on his exegesis of Luke 3:16) is odd. His secondary placement of "water baptism" below the Holy Spirit's promised fiery baptism (reflecting the original Pentecostal theological dictum) remains questionable. Such positions serve only to ignite curiosity.

Macchia poses that Pentecostals continue to relish their Wesleyan roots. Indeed, his recap of the via salutis is very close to the early Wesleyan, Nazarene, and Methodist positions. (The good professor inserts "new life" for Wesley's Scripturally offered "new birth" along the via. It is, also, fascinating to hear a Pentecostal talk about justification and sanctification!)

Macchia tends toward run-on sentences and long chapters- one sentence dragged on for 8 lines with over 40 words in a 101-page chapter! (Someone should remind the professor that droning-on only looses reader from the discussion.) This grammatical hindrance keeps this book from earning all the stars.

This book is interesting and recommended to all with an interest in Pentecostal/Reformation theology.

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An Important Pentecostal Work!  Dec 26, 2006
Frank Macchia has set Pentecostal theology in its proper theological context. His approach is ecumenical in that he sees the baptism in the Holy Spirit as being for the entire Church. Macchia is in dialogue throughout this work with other Pentecostal scholars that have gone before like Stephen J. Land, Robert Menzies, Gordon Fee, and Roger Stronstad. Macchia sees the doctrine of Spirit baptism as both Trinitarian and eschatological. He discusses at length the idea of inter-Trinitarian relationship and how Jesus is the Spirit baptizer. More importantly, he deals with the Spirit as the agent of renewal of God's creation. Macchia, rightfully, sees the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as the in breaking of God's future into the present in order to make all things new. This means that tongues, divine healings, and miracles are the signs of the future consummation coming to fruition. It is the time when God's good creation will be renewed at the coming of Jesus. Unlike most dispensational eschatology's (made popular by Hal Lindsey and the Left Behind series) who see creation and history in a hopeless situation that the Church will be escaping from soon via the rapture, Macchia sees the outpouring of God's Spirit not as the Church as going from earth to Heaven, but as Heaven coming down to earth and the whole earth becoming the Temple of God. Macchia sees tongues as an eschatological sacramental sign in which the believer groans along with creation for the redemption of all things. Unlike, Menzies and Stronstad (if I have read them correctly who see Luke as having a radically different pneumatology than Paul, Macchia sets them much closer together.

This is an important work for both Pentecostal's and those interested in how the Church can be united through the outpouring of the Spirit of God. This is not an easy and smooth read. This is mainly due to Macchia feeling it necessary to have discussions with Barth, Moltmann and many others besides. Another negative that I found is that Macchia does not properly link the Church with Israel. Macchia disconnects the Church from "the elect people of God in the Old Testament" and states that in Jesus the Church is finding its own election. He states (see pages 200-201 for this discussion) "though the church through Christ reaps the fruit of promises given to Israel and is nourished by their fulfillment, the Church reaps the fruit of promises given to Israel and is nourished by their fulfillment, the church is not simply Israel's replacement" ... "and Paul seems to imply that there is an 'apocalyptic mystery' yet to be revealed through Israel's witness (Rom. 11:25-32)" This is not the right reading of Romans 11:25-32 and the disconnect, in my view hurts his overall argument. I would argue instead that Jesus, as the Messiah is the true representative of Israel. In this way Jesus is the true Israel and they that put their faith in him are the reconstituted Israel. Macchia could have made this point and deepened his view of the Spirit and the Church. Another point of criticism is that the links of the Spirit in Old Testament are not brought out. In, for example Ezekiel 9-10 the glory of God leaves the Temple. At the baptism of Jesus, the fullness of the glory of God comes upon Jesus who receives the Spirit without measure. Jesus is the true Temple of God where the Spirit of God dwells. What happens in Acts 2 is Jesus filling the New Israel as the New Temple with the glory which resided in the Temple. Nevertheless, this is a great work due to its focus on the Pentecostal movement as both global in scope and eschatological in its goal. [....] I am hopeful that Macchia's work will be taken seriously by the entire theological community.

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